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A prospective multicentre study to investigate percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for the treatment of faecal incontinence.
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PMID:  19674028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
AIM: Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is a minimal invasive treatment that can be performed in the outpatient clinic. This is a pilot study to investigate PTNS in the treatment of faecal incontinence.
METHOD:   Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation was performed by insertion of a needle electrode near the posterior tibial nerve. Patients were treated twice a week. Evaluation of faecal incontinence and quality of life was performed at baseline, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. Quality of life was estimated using SF-36 and FIQL questionnaires.
RESULTS: A total of 22 patients were included. The mean age was 60.4 ± 11.7 years. After 6 weeks, 18 continued the treatment; 13 patients had a > 50% decrease in incontinence episodes. Overall incontinence episodes fell from 19.6 ± 21.0 at baseline to 9.9 ± 15.5 (P = 0.082) at 6 weeks and to 3.6 ± 4.8 (P = 0.029) at 1 year. Postponement time and quality of life increased significantly during follow up.
CONCLUSION: Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation is simple and can be used in the outpatient setting. Good results can be obtained and sustained during maintenance treatment.
B Govaert; D Pares; S Delgado-Aros; F La Torre; W G Van Gemert; C G Baeten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1463-1318     ISO Abbreviation:  Colorectal Dis     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883611     Medline TA:  Colorectal Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1236-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors. Colorectal Disease © 2010 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
Department of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands.
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