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Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2012 Jun;40(6):350-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gyobfe.2012.02.010. Epub 2012 Apr 6.

[Prospective evaluation of an intravaginal electrical stimulation in the treatment of women with pure genuine stress urinary incontinence].

[Article in French]

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Département de gynécologie-obstétrique, hôpital Nord, université Jean-Monnet, CHU de Saint-Étienne, avenue Albert-Raimond, 42023 Saint-Étienne, France. chenegautier@yahoo.fr

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To study the objective and subjective effectiveness of transvaginal electrical stimulation for treatment of female pure genuine stress incontinence.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

This was a multicenter prospective trial including 207 patients with genuine stress incontinence who used the stimulator for 10 weeks. Similar pre-treatment and post-treatment assessments included both validated symptom severity index and health-related quality of life.

RESULTS:

Objective evaluation showed a significant improvement in 65.7% of subjects with stress incontinence. All domains of quality of life improved significantly after treatment (P=0.0001) and rate of satisfactory was 84.7%. There were no statistical differences between the two stimulators.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION:

Pelvic floor electrical stimulation seems to be effective in treating female genuine stress incontinence and could be considered first-line therapy.

PMID:
22483718
DOI:
10.1016/j.gyobfe.2012.02.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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