Repetitive magnetic stimulation of the sacral roots for the treatment of stress incontinence: A brief report

P. Manganotti, F. Zaina, E. Vedovi, L. Pistoia, E. Rubilotta, A. D'Amico, M. Falso

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Abstract

Aim. The aim of this study was to investigate the short and long-term effects of repetitive magnetic stimulation on the sacral roots in a homogeneous group of patients affected by stress incontinence. Methods. Twenty women with urinary stress incontinence were randomly assigned to an active or a sham stimulation group. Fifteen-Hz repetitive magnetic stimulation of the sacral roots (S2-S4) was applied for 15 min. Patients were treated with magnetic stimulation for 3 days a week for 2 weeks (6 times in all). The clinical outcome was assessed before (T1) and 1 week (T2) and 1 month (T3) after stimulation. Main outcome measures were: the King's Health Questionnaire, the SJEAPI-QMM scale and the amount of urinary loss in a 1-h pad test and stress test. Results. At T2 patients in the active stimulation group showed improvement in health perception (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalEuropa Medicophysica
Volume43
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

Keywords

  • Electrical stimulation
  • King's health questionnaire - Neurological bladder
  • Magnetic stimulation
  • Pelvic floor
  • Sacral root
  • Stress incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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