Electrical Stimulation of the Posterior Tibialis Nerve Improves Symptoms of Poststroke Neurogenic Overactive Bladder in Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Electrical Stimulation of the Posterior Tibialis Nerve Improves Symptoms of Poststroke Neurogenic Overactive Bladder in Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Author Monteiro, Ebe Santos Google Scholar
Coin de Carvalho, Luciane Bizari Google Scholar
Fukujima, Marcia Maiumi Google Scholar
Lora, Mayra Ivanoff Google Scholar
Prado, Gilmar Fernandes do Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of electrical stimulation of the posterior tibialis nerve in men with neurogenic overactive bladder secondary to ischemic stroke at 45 days and 12 months after treatment.MATERIALS and METHODS We studied 24 patients older than 18 years, with ischemic stroke that occurred between 6 months and 3 years previously and with no prior urinary symptoms. These patients were randomly allocated to receive electrical stimulation of the posterior tibialis nerve twice weekly for 6 weeks (treatment group, n = 12) or general advice and stretching sessions 1 to 3 times monthly for 6 weeks (control group, n = 12). Each session lasted 30 minutes in both groups. the primary outcomes were reduction in urinary frequency, reduction in urinary urgency, and overall improvement in voiding diary variables.RESULTS Patients in the electrical stimulation group, in relation to baseline and to control group, experienced improvement in urinary symptoms, reducing urinary urgency and frequency, and reported subjective improvement after treatment. This effect persisted after 12 months of follow-up. the patients with lesion in right hemisphere, advanced age, and with higher body mass index presented more chance to develop urinary symptoms.CONCLUSION Electrical stimulation of the posterior tibialis nerve is a safe and effective option for the treatment of poststroke neurogenic overactive bladder in men, reducing urinary frequency and urgency. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc.
Language English
Date 2014-09-01
Published in Urology. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 84, n. 3, p. 509-514, 2014.
ISSN 0090-4295 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 509-514
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2014.05.031
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000341366000005
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/38179

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