Treating Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OAB) with Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation
Credit goes to Julie Wiebe for posting this interesting abstract. Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OAB) is a disorder of urgency, frequency, nocturia, and possibly incontinence. This post stood out to us, because the study demonstrated the potential for treating OAB by stimulating the posterior tibial nerve. By inhibiting somatic lumbar and sacral nerve fibers, the detrusor muscle is inhibited without any alteration in the micturition reflex. The study found both ES to the pelvic floor and PTNS to be effective in modulating the effects of OAB; however, ES was found to be superior overall. Yet, it is still interesting to see the effects we can have on the renal system by working peripherally with e-stim. This is something we should consider when treating our patients, for both the potential positive and negative side effects.
9/2/2013 10:55:43 pm
Can you send the resources you used for this post? Thank you!
Here is the abstract below. I will send you the actual article if you need it once my Library access is set up from home by my employer. Let me know if you need it!
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