Home transcutaneous electrical stimulation to treat children with slow-transit constipation.

@article{Yik2012HomeTE,
  title={Home transcutaneous electrical stimulation to treat children with slow-transit constipation.},
  author={Yee Ian Yik and Khairul Anwar Ismail and John M Hutson and Bridget R. Southwell},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={1285-90}
}
PURPOSE This study aimed to test the effectiveness of home transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) when patients with slow-transit constipation (STC) were trained by a naive clinician. METHODS A surgeon was trained to teach the TES method to STC children who then self-administered at home (1 hour a day, 3-6 months) using a battery-powered interferential stimulator. Bowel diaries, PedsQL4.0 questionnaires, and radio-nuclear colonic transit studies were completed before and after treatment… CONTINUE READING
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