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Study of 56 patients presented June 5 at AUA annual meeting shows that electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves using the InterStim system is an effective treatment for severe bladder control problems and has a positive effect on quality of life. The InterStim delivers mild electrical pulses to the nerves through an implantable device similar to a cardiac pacemaker. The average number of daily incontinent episodes for patients with detrusor instability decreased from 5.5 pre-implant to 1.1 at 12-month follow-up



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