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Urinary incontinence (UI) plaegues 10 to 35 percent of adults worldwide

An Introduction to

Intravesical Electrotherapy  

A therapy with no side effect's

The idea of intravesical electro-stimulation (IVES) dates back to 1878 when Saxtorph treated urinary retention by inserting a special catheter transurethrally into the bladder, with a metal electrode inside and a neutral electrode placed suprapubically. In 1959 Katona et al. described their technique of intraluminal electrotherapy, initially designed for the treatment of a paralytic gastrointestinal tract. Katona used this method extensively for the treatment of neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Subsequently, intravesical electrotherapy methods have been further developed by various American and European urological specialists (see references). Equipment design has inproved substantially to the point that patient-owned electrotherapy devices are now available and are simple to use at home. These devices have alleviated the time consuming part of electrotherapy.

Typically indications:

Detrusorinstability / Detruscrareflexia idiopathic or induced by :

M. Parkinson

Multiple Sclerosis

incomplete spinal cord injury,

nervelesion by oncologic pelvic  surgery  

Diabetes mellitus

Enuresis nocturna

Myeloneningocele   


Here are some links:

Incontinence - Intravesical therapy

Incontinence-Neurostimulation- bladder dysfunction

Clinical investigations in female urinary incontinence

Treatment of female urinary incontinence

Urology -- Urinary Incontinence / Continence ...

Urinary Incontinence Treatments


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