Different electrode positioning for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the treatment of urgency in women: a study protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial

The objective this study is to publish the study protocol that aims to investigate whether urgency decreases after treatment with both of the techniques.MethodsThis randomized controlled clinical trial will include 99 women, aged more than 18  years old, with urgency (score ≥ 8 in the Overactive Bladder-Validated 8-Question Awareness Tool [OAB-V8]). Women will be randomly allocated into three groups: TTNS, PTES, and placebo. The following questionnaires will be applied: the Anamnesis Record, the Incontinence Questionnaire Overact ive Bladder, the King’s Health Questionnaire, the 24-Hour Voiding Diary, and the OAB-V8, at four different time points: at baseline prior to the first session, at the 6th session, the 12th session and at follow-up. The current used for the transcutaneous electrical stimulation will be a symmetrica l balanced biphasic pulsed current, for 12 sessions, twice a week, for 20 minutes. Qualitative variables will be displayed as frequency and percentage, quantitative variables as mean and standard deviation. Comparison of urgency severity among groups will be performed with a repeated measures ANOV A, considering the effect of the three groups and the four evaluations, and interactions among them.DiscussionThe present study aims to contribute evidence for a more in-depth discussion on electrode positioning for electrostimulation used in urgency treatment. It should be emphasized that, based on the possibility of confirmin...
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CONCLUSION: TENS had a remarkable effect on the improvement of urodynamic indexes and objective OAB symptoms without a significant increase in VAS scores for children with OAB. PMID: 32252190 [PubMed]
Source: International Neurourology Journal - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int Neurourol J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONThere is no immediate objective effect of TENS on bladder activity assessed by natural fill urodynamics in children with OAB and DUI.
Source: Neurourology and Urodynamics - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There is actually an insufficient concern about urinary symptoms in normal pressure hydrocephalus. This article highlights the importance of a harmonization of neuro-urological practices in the pre-therapeutic evaluation of patients suffering from normal pressure hydrocephalus. PMID: 27816462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
Conditions:   Urge Incontinence;   Overactive Bladder Intervention:   Device: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Sponsor:   University of Rochester Recruiting - verified October 2016
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is a minimally invasive treatment option for refractory overactive bladder (OAB). But frequent hospital visits and its treatment cost may be prohibitive for patients. As a convenient method, we focused on transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Although TENS of somatic afferents in foot has reportedly inhibited reflex micturition and increased bladder capacity in anesthetized cats as well as healthy humans, its effect in OAB patients is still unknown.
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urodynamics/Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction/Female Pelvic Medicine: Female Incontinence: Therapy II Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to compare the effects of two frequencies of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on urinary incontinence caused by stroke. Methods: Eighty-one patients with poststroke urinary incontinence were recruited and randomized into the following three groups with a 1:1 ratio: a 20-Hz TENS group, a 75-Hz TENS group, and a no-treatment control group (n = 27 per group). TENS currents were biphasic square waves with pulse durations of 150 μsecs and pulse frequencies of 20 Hz or 75 Hz and were applied for 30 mins once per day for 90 days. The positive electrodes were placed in the regi...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to compare the effects of two frequencies of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on urinary incontinence caused by stroke. METHODS: Eighty-one patients with poststroke urinary incontinence were recruited and randomized into the following three groups with a 1:1 ratio: a 20-Hz TENS group, a 75-Hz TENS group, and a no-treatment control group (n = 27 per group). TENS currents were biphasic square waves with pulse durations of 150 μsecs and pulse frequencies of 20 Hz or 75 Hz and were applied for 30 mins once per day for 90 days. The positive electrodes were placed in the ...
Source: Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research
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