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An electrode sits against the sacral nerves and delivers mild electrical pulses to retrain the bladder control nerves.
Role of C-afferent fibres in the mechanism of action of sacral nerve root neuromodulation in chronic spinal cord injury.
Before the study began, 125 women and 30 men who had frequent, severe urge incontinence refractory to medical therapy underwent a 3-to 7-day test period of sacral nerve stimulation to quantify the effects of trial stimulation on dysfunctional voiding behavior.
The therapy utilizes an implantable system, consisting of a lead (a thin wire), neurostimulator, or pacemaker-like device, as well as external clinician and patient programmers, to send mild electrical impulses to the sacral nerves.
13] The results appear to demonstrate that the amplitude-modulated waveform is sufficient to overcome skin and tissue impedance and stimulate the sacral nerves.
A study reported in the June issue of The Journal of Urology indicates that sacral nerve stimulation is a safe and effective therapy for people who suffer from significant symptoms of urinary urgency-frequency and who have not responded favorably to more traditional treatment options, such as pelvic muscle exercises, biofeedback, medications and surgeries.
A new study reported in the European medical journal The Lancet suggests that sacral nerve stimulation significantly improves continence for people suffering from a particularly disabling and socially debilitating medical condition known as fecal incontinence.
In evaluating the data, the experts noted that the majority of the people who received sacral nerve stimulation achieved a clinical benefit, defined as either no incontinence or at least a 50 percent reduction in leakage episodes.
Magdy Hassouna, a urologist at Toronto Western Hospital in Ontario and a participant in the physician evaluation of the newly designed lead for sacral nerve stimulation.
In addition, Medtronic continues to offer InterStim Therapy for Urinary Control, an innovative treatment for urinary urge incontinence, significant symptoms of urgency frequency and nonobstructive urinary retention that uses an implanted medical device akin to cardiac pacemaker to stimulate the sacral nerves, which influence bladder function.
Medtronic's InterStim Therapy for Urinary Control delivers mild electrical impulses to the sacral nerves with an implantable medical device akin to a cardiac pacemaker.