Sacral nerve stimulation

Bibliographic InformationReason for rejecting study
Authors: Abrams P;Blaivas JG;Fowler CJ;Fourcroy JL;MacDiarmid SA;Siegel SW;Van KP;. Title: The role of neuromodulation in the management of urinary urge incontinence.[see comment]. Journal Name: BJU International. Year: 2003 MarNarrative review, used as source/check of references
Authors: Cappellano F, Ciotti MG, Pizzoccaro M, Catanzaro M, et al. Title: Sacral root neuromodulation in the treatment of female urge and mixed urinary incontinence. Journal Name: Urogynaecologia International Journal. Year: 1998Most information in publications relates to results of peripheral nerve evaluation, not from insertion of the implant. 10 of 47 patients had a permanent implant, but gender not stated, and results presented in graphs only with little explanatory narrative.
Authors: Hijaz A;Vasavada S;. Title: Complications and troubleshooting of sacral neuromodulation therapy. Journal Name: Urologic Clinics of North America. Year: 2005Narrative review of complications from sacral neuromodulation (data from Sacral Nerve Stimulation Group), and the authors experience of complications from 167 patients. No pt demographics reported and insufficient description of indications for the intervention, therefore cannot use the study.
Authors: Scheepens WA, van Koeveringe GA, de Bie RA, Weil EHJ, van Kerrebroeck. Title: Urodynamic results of sacral neuromodulation correlate with subjective improvement in patients with an overactive bladder. Journal Name: European Urology. Year: 2003Main objective of study was to investigate whether ambulatory urodynamic findings correlate with subjective outcomes in men and women who had sacral nerve stimulator implanted. Gender of all patient who underwent PNE stated, but not of those who had implant.
Authors: Van Voskuilen AC;Oerlemans DJAJ;Weil EHJ;de Bie RA;Van KP;. Title: Long term results of neuromodulation by sacral nerve stimulation for lower urinary tract symptoms: a retrospective single center study. Journal Name: European Urology. Year: 2006Authors compare results (complications) with different devices; some of the earlier devices are not in use now therefore findings of historical interest only.

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Cover of Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence: The Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 40.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2006 Oct.
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