Treatments for Peyronie's Disease (PD) include oral medications, intralesional injections, and surgery. Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCh) is the only FDA-approved treatment for PD. We sought to examine current trends in treatment of PD across the United States. Using data in the MarketScan Database, we conducted a retrospective study of men with PD in the United States. Cases were identified by ICD-9 and 10 codes, and treatments were identified using NDC and CPT codes. Treatment rates were analyzed using a linear regression model, and a Cox proportional hazard function test was performed for time-to-treatment analysis. About 27.8% of men with PD were treated within a year of diagnosis. The annual treatment rate increased from 23.2 to 35.4%, and intralesional injection was the most used treatment. Over the study period, the percentage of men receiving treatment with oral medication increased from 0.66 to 20.5%, while the use of intralesional injection and surgery decreased. Increased odds of treatment were observed in men 45-54 years (odds ratio [OR] 1.35; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.21-1.50; p = 0) and in the southern region (OR 1.48; 95% CI, 1.39-1.56; p = 0). Trends in treatment of PD have changed over time. Intralesional injection remains the most used treatment option for men with PD.
International journal of impotence research. 2021 Apr 07 [Epub ahead of print]
Odinachi I Moghalu, Rupam Das, Joshua Horns, Alexander Campbell, James M Hotaling, Alexander W Pastuszak
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Utah Health Science Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America. ., Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Utah Health Science Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America.