Sacral nerve stimulation is more effective than optimal medical therapy for severe fecal incontinence: a randomized, controlled study.

@article{Tjandra2008SacralNS,
  title={Sacral nerve stimulation is more effective than optimal medical therapy for severe fecal incontinence: a randomized, controlled study.},
  author={Joe J. Tjandra and Miranda K Y Chan and Chung Yeh and Carolyn Murray-Green},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={494-502}
}
PURPOSE This randomized study was designed to compare the effect of sacral neuromodulation with optimal medical therapy in patients with severe fecal incontinence. METHODS Patients (aged 39-86 years) with severe fecal incontinence were randomized to have sacral nerve stimulation (SNS group; n = 60) or best supportive therapy (control; n = 60), which consisted of pelvic floor exercises, bulking agent, and dietary manipulation. Full assessment included endoanal ultrasound, anorectal physiology… CONTINUE READING
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