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Last updated: 11/24/2009

Resources

BOOKS

Walsh, Patrick C., MD, et al., eds. Campbell's Urology, 8th ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 2002.

PERIODICALS

Elliott, Daniel S., MD. "Medical Management of Overactive Bladder."Mayo...

Clinic Proceedings
76 (April 2001): 353-355.

Ganio, E., A. Masin, C. Ratto, et al. "Short-Term Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Functional Anorectal and Urinary Disturbances: Results in 40 Patients: Evaluation of a New OPtion for Anorectal Functional Disorders."Disorders of the Colon and Rectum 44 (September 2001): 1261-1267.

Kenefick, N. J., C. J. Vaisey, R. C. Cohen, et al. "Medium-Term Results of Permanent Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Faecal Incontinence."British Journal of Surgery 89 (July 2002); 896-601.

Linares Quevedo, A. I., M. A. Jiminez Cidre, E. Fernandez Fernandez, et al. "Posterior Sacral Root Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Chronic Urinary Dysfunction. [in Spanish] Actas urologicas espanolas 26 (April 2002): 250-260.


ORGANIZATIONS

American Urological Association (AUA). 1120 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. (410) 727-1100. .

National Association for Continence (NAFC). P. O. Box 1019, Charleston, SC 29402-1019. (843) 377-0900. .

National Kidney Foundation. 30 East 33rd Street, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016. (800) 622-9010 or (212) 889-2210. .

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). 3 Information Way, Bethesda, MD 20892-3580.

OTHER

Interstitial Cystitis Association. Sacral Nerve Stimulation CanRelieve Interstitial Cystitis, Studies Suggest. .

Mayo Clinic. Sacral Nerve Stimulation.



 
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Sacral nerve stimulation, also termed sacral neuromodulation, involves the implantation of a programmable stimulator under the dura matar which delivers low amplitude electrical stimulation to the S3 or S4 root. Currently, the FDA has approved InterStim Therapy, by Medtronic, as a safe sacral nerve stimulator for treatment of Urinary Urge Incontinence, Urinary Frequency, and Urinary Retention. Sacral nerve stimulation is under investigation as treatment for a host of other conditions, though.


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacral_nerve_stimulation

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