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Success rates, quality of life, and feasibility of sacral nerve stimulation in elderly patients: 1-year follow-up.
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PMID:  22961496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) frequently occurs in elderly. International guidelines recommend pharmacological therapy as first-line treatment, but elderly do not respond in many cases. The purpose of this study was to report cure rates, quality of life, and feasibility of sacral neurostimulation (SNS) as an alternative option in the elderly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2008 to April 2010, women >65 years with UUI who were refractory to pharmacological treatments were enrolled in this study and underwent SNS. At 12 months after surgery, patients were asked to compile a 3-day voiding diary and a urogynecologic standardized questionnaire: the Overactive Bladder Questionnaire (OAB-q). RESULTS: Eighteen patients met our inclusion criteria. Fifteen (83.3 %) underwent implantation of the neuromodulator. Twelve months after surgery, an overall success rate of 83.3 % was registered. A statistically significant difference (P < 0.0001) between baseline and postsurgery OAB-q scores was recorded. CONCLUSIONS: SNS can be considered an alternative treatment for UUI in older women.
Roberto Angioli; Roberto Montera; Francesco Plotti; Alessia Aloisi; Eva Montone; Marzio Angelo Zullo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urogynecology journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-3023     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urogynecol J     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101567041     Medline TA:  Int Urogynecol J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Rome "Campus Bio-Medico", Via Álvaro del Portillo, 200, 00128, Rome, Italy.
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