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Ugeskr Laeger. 1994 Apr 11;156(15):2214-6.

[Electrostimulation of the pelvic floor muscles in urinary incontinence].

[Article in Danish]

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Føde- og gynaekologisk afdeling Y, Rigshospitalet, København.


External electrical stimulation is a simple, noninvasive and inexpensive treatment modality, which is useful in the treatment of stress- and/or idiopathic urge incontinence. The mode of action arises from excitation of the pudendal nerves leading to direct and reflex contraction of pelvic floor muscles and a reflex inhibition of the detrusor. Treatment can be applied either as a weak long-term stimulation at home, as a short-term maximal stimulation in clinic, hospital or home treatment. Approximately 50%-75% of incontinent patients are either cured or improved and the adverse effects are sparse. Electrostimulation seems to be valuable in the treatment of incontinence.

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