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Old 12-16-2019, 03:29 PM
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Default Neuromodulation to help with common MS bladder issues

Mult Scler. 2019 Dec 9
[Epub ahead of print]

Neuromodulation for functional bladder disorders in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Rahnama'i MS

Department of Urology, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany/Society of Urological Research and Education (SURE), Heerlen, The Netherlands.

The function of the lower urinary tract is mainly storage and voiding of urine, which is coordinated by the nervous system. Various diseases of the nervous system may cause neuro-urological symptoms. Neuro-urological symptoms depend on the localization of the disease and the extension of the neurological lesion.

About 80% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have neuro-urological symptoms within 10 years after diagnosis. In addition, 10% of MS patients may even present with voiding dysfunction at disease onset. In this review, different types of neuromodulation are discussed.

The available studies suggest that sacral neuromodulation (SNM) and percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) may be helpful in the neuromodulation of MS-related overactive bladder symptoms. These techniques may not only decrease the severity of symptoms but also significantly improve the quality of life of affected patients.

Exploring the role of implantable tibial nerve stimulation devices in patients with MS could open new doors in the management of urgency and urgency incontinence in this patient group.
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Old 12-27-2019, 07:12 PM
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Default Very interesting..

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