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|Title: ||Effetti della stimolazione percutanea del nervo tibiale (PTNS) su pazienti affetti da urge incontinence: risultati di uno studio doppio cieco controllato con placebo|
|Authors: ||Finazzi Agrò, Enrico|
|Issue Date: ||13-Jul-2010 |
|Abstract: ||PURPOSE. This is a prospective double blind, placebo controlled study, based on an original placebo technique, aimed to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in female patients with detrusor overactivity incontinence.
PATIENTS AND METHODS. 35 female patients presenting with detrusor overactivity incontinence non responding to antimuscarinic therapy, were randomly assigned either to PTNS or to control group. PTNS group (18 patients) was treated with 12 PTNS sessions. Control group (17 patients) underwent an original placebo treatment, using a 34 G needle placed in the medial part of the gastrocnemius muscle. The sessions lasted for 30 minutes and were performed 3-times per week as PTNS sessions. All patients were evaluated with bladder diaries and quality of life scores (I-QoL) before and after treatment. Patients showing a reduction >50% of urge incontinence episodes were considered responders.
RESULTS. 3 patients (1 in PTNS group and 2 in placebo gro...|
|Description: ||22. ciclo|
|Appears in Collections:||Tesi di dottorato in medicina|
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