Effectiveness of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation in the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome
SourceResearch and Reports in Urology, 9, (2017), pp. 145-157
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Research and Reports in Urology
SubjectRadboudumc 10: Reconstructive and regenerative medicine RIMLS: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
Overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) is a common condition affecting adults and children worldwide, resulting in a substantial economic and psychological burden. Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is derived from acupuncture used in Chinese traditional medicine and was first described in the early 1980s. It is a neuromodulation technique used to modulate bladder function and facilitate storage. Being a minimally invasive, easily applicable, but time-consuming treatment, future developments with implantable devices might be the solution for the logistical problems and economic burden associated with PTNS on the long term. This nonsystematic review provides a current overview on PTNS and its effectiveness in the treatment of OAB for both adults and children.
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