Medium-term experience of sacral neuromodulation by tined lead implantation.

  title={Medium-term experience of sacral neuromodulation by tined lead implantation.},
  author={Anco C van Voskuilen and Dennis J A J Oerlemans and Ernest H J Weil and Ubi van den Hombergh and Philip E. V. Van Kerrebroeck},
  journal={BJU international},
  volume={99 1},
OBJECTIVE To describe patient selection for sacral neuromodulation, also known as Interstim therapy, and the results of tined-lead implantation in the medium term. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 49 patients, 39 with refractory overactive bladder symptoms and 10 with urinary retention, were implanted with the tined lead under local anaesthesia. The mean (sd) test period was 12.4 (5.8) days. Patients were implanted when they had a > or = 50% improvement in voiding diary variables during the test… CONTINUE READING