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Electrical stimulation as a treatment for stress incontinence.
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PMID:  11276637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Much research has been conducted into the use of electrical stimulation to restore function in weak/atrophied muscle and it is used widely in the field of muscle rehabilitation. As stress incontinence is a condition which is the result of pelvic floor muscle weakness, it is thought that the symptoms of this condition may be alleviated once the strength and endurance characteristics of this muscle group have been improved. Many studies have been conducted to evaluate the efficacy of various types of electrical stimulation, although definitive conclusions have yet to be drawn. Current forms of electrical stimulation for stress incontinence involve the use of uniform frequencies. In animal studies this type of stimulation has been shown to have drawbacks that are unacceptable when trying to rehabilitate muscle. Consequently, there is a need to develop more physiological patterns of stimulation that will enhance both strength and endurance characteristics without causing premature fatigue.
S M Jeyaseelan; J A Oldham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    2000 Aug 10-Sep 13
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-29     Completed Date:  2001-04-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1001-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Centre for Rehabilitation Science, University of Manchester, Central Manchester Healthcare Trust, Manchester.
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation Therapy / methods*
Urinary Incontinence, Stress / therapy*

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