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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the treatment of neurological patients with urinary symptoms.

Authors
  • Skeil, D1
  • Thorpe, A C
  • 1 Department of Neurorehabilitation, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
BJU international
Publication Date
December 2001
Volume
88
Issue
9
Pages
899–908
Identifiers
PMID: 11851611
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

TENS applied to the sacral dermatomes of neurological patients with urinary symptoms had a minimal effect on urodynamic data but significantly improved irritative urinary symptoms, 24-h urinary frequency, incontinence and clothes changing. The lack of effect on quality-of-life measures probably reflects the lack of sensitivity in the tools used in this group of patients. We therefore recommend using TENS in this often problematical group of patients.

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