Patrícia Lordêlo

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of transcutaneous parasacral electrical stimulation (TCPSE) in the treatment of non-monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (NMNE). Also, we evaluated possible pretreatment predictors of TCPSE failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen children diagnosed with NMNE who underwent TCPSE were studied prospectively. There were 6(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a series of children with lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) whose urge syndrome was treated by electrical stimulation, and their voiding dysfunction by biofeedback; none of the children were using anticholinergic drugs during treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 36 children who presented with symptoms of urinary urgency and/or(More)
PURPOSE We determined the effectiveness of 2 methods to treat overactive bladder in children using intragroup and intergroup comparisons in a randomized clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine boys and 19 girls with a mean ± SD age of 6.4 ± 2.18 years were randomly divided into group 1-parasacral transcutaneous electrical stimulation with placebo drug(More)
AIMS To review studies using electrical neural stimulation (ENS), to treat children with non-neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunctions (LUTD), and to establish the efficacy of this treatment. METHODS This review was based on an electronic search of the MEDLINE database and the Cochrane Central Search library, from January 1990 to March 2010. INCLUSION(More)
PURPOSE There is a known association between sickle cell disease and enuresis. However, the cause of this association is unclear. We tested the hypothesis that children with sickle cell disease would have more symptoms of overactive bladder than a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS Questionnaires were distributed to 155 legal guardians of children and(More)
PURPOSE Parasacral transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and posterior tibial nerve stimulation have emerged as effective methods to treat overactive bladder in children. However, to our knowledge no study has compared the 2 methods. We evaluated the results of parasacral transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and posterior tibial nerve(More)
Female sexual behavior goes through cultural changes constantly, and recently, some women have shown the desire the ideal genitalia. In this study, we aimed to evaluate clinical responses to nonablative radiofrequency (RF) in terms of its cosmetic outcome in the female external genitalia and its effect on sexual function. A single-masking randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of constipation in children with isolated overactive bladder (IOAB) and no micturition complaints. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire was used to evaluate constipation in 51 children with IOAB, as well as in a control group of 74 children between the ages of 4 and 14 years. The Rome III criteria for children were(More)
OBJECTIVE This new device for nocturnal enuresis (NE) consists of a humidity sensor, which beyond activating the sound also triggers an electrical stimulus, contracts the pelvic floor muscles and closes the urethra, thereby interrupting the void. The aim of this study is to test if the theoretical principle described above is true and if the device used is(More)
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a urological condition that is frequently observed in children and requires treatment. Standard urotherapy is usually the first line of treatment; however, children with severe OAB do not respond to this therapy. Antimuscarinic drugs may be used, but complete resolution of symptoms with this medication is low. Studies, including(More)