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Study backs sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

German researchers say they have produced convincing evidence to support the benefit of sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence. In their study of 34 patients, Klaus Matzel, of the University of Nuremberg, and colleagues found that the technique greatly reduced the number of weekly episodes of incontinence, from around 16 per week at the start of the study to around three episodes after one year of treatment and two after two years. The technique provides a relatively simple, safe and effective option for patients with an intact or repaired anal sphincter, according to the investigators who report their findings in The Lancet (April 17). When conventional treatment is inappropriate or ineffective, it should be considered before sphincter replacement or stoma creation, they recommend.





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