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OUR THERAPIES DELIVER RELIEF

Imagine fewer trips to the bathroom. Fewer accidents. And resuming the relationships and activities you love.

COMMUNICATION IS CRITICAL

Evidence suggests that breakdowns in the bladder-brain communication pathway are the root cause of OAB and non-obstructive urinary retention.1-3 While other therapies focus on the bladder muscles, neuromodulation therapies target the nerves, which is thought to help restore normal bladder function.*

EXPLORE  BLADDER CONTROL THERAPIES:

Bladder Control Therapy Delivered by Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM)
Bladder Control Therapy Delivered by Percutaneous Tibial Neuromodulation (PTNM)

BLADDER CONTROL THERAPY DELIVERED BY SACRAL NEUROMODULATION (SNM)

THE RELIEF YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

  • Targets the nerves that control your bladder to help it function normally again.
  • 85 percent of people using it achieved success in the first year.4
  • Only therapy that lets you see if it works before you and your doctor decide.
  • More than 225,000 patients have received relief as a safe, FDA-approved and minimally invasive Bladder or Bowel Control Therapy.

Implanting a neurostimulator has risks similar to any surgical procedure, including swelling, bruising, bleeding, and infection. Talk with your doctor about ways to minimize these risks.

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PROVEN RESULTS

  • 84% satisfaction among those who use it5
  • The only OAB therapy that provides better relief than medications6,7

The most common adverse events experienced during clinical studies included pain at implant sites, new pain, lead migration, infection, technical or device problems, adverse change in bowel or voiding function, and undesirable stimulation or sensations. Any of these may require additional surgery or cause return of symptoms.

IS THIS THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?

SEE IF IT WORKS FOR YOU

BLADDER CONTROL THERAPY DELIVERED BY PERCUTANEOUS TIBIAL NEUROMODULATION (PTNM)

REGAIN YOUR FREEDOM

  • Targets the tibial nerve to help you regain control of your bladder
  • Does not cause unpleasant side effects like many oral medications can
  • Does not require self-catheterization, unlike injectable medications
  • Helps you live with less worry and more confidence

PTNM only treats the symptoms of OAB, not urinary retention.

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PROVEN TO RESTORE BLADDER FUNCTION‡

Improves quality of life8 which may include going to the bathroom less often and getting back to activities you enjoy.

  • Reduces urgency, frequency, and accidents
  • Thought to normalize control of the bladder’s natural reflexes
  • Lasting relief without the side effects of medication or the need for self-catheterization9

Most common side effects of PTNM are temporary and include mild pain or skin inflammation at or near the stimulation site.

EXPECT A SIMPLE, EASY EXPERIENCE

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Success with SNM is defined as a 50% or greater reduction in your troublesome bladder symptoms.

These patient groups were analyzed based on the treatment they were assigned: incomplete data was counted as ”failures.” Another analysis reported 61% of people achieved success with SNM, compared to 42% who used medications.

Restored bladder function is defined as a measurable reduction in urinary frequency and/or urinary incontinence episodes following PTNM treatment.

1

Dasgupta R. Critchley HD, Dolan RJ, Fowler CJ. Changes in brain activity following sacral Neuromodulation for urinary retention. J Urol. 2005;174:2268-2272

2

Griffiths D, Derbyshire S, Stenger A, Resnick N. Brain control of normal and overactive bladder. J Urol. 2005;174:1862-1867.

3

Griffiths D, Tadic SD. Bladder control, urgency, and urge incontinence: evidence from functional brain imaging. Neurourol Urodyn. 2008;27(6):466-474.

4

Noblett K, Siegel S, Mangel J, et al. Results of a Prospective, Multicenter study evaluating quality of life, safety, and efficacy of sacral neuromodulation at twelve months in subjects with symptoms of overactive bladder. Neurourol Urodyn. 2014. doi:10.1002/nau.22707.

5

Foster RT Sr, Anoia EJ, Webster GD, Amundsen CL. In patients undergoing neuromodulation for intractable urge incontinence a reduction in 24-hr pad weight after the initial test stimulation best predicts long-term patient satisfaction. Neurourol Urodyn. 2007;26:213-217.

6

Visco A, Brubaker L, Richter HE et al. Anticholinergic Therapy vs. OnabotulinumtoxinA for Urgency Urinary Incontinence. New Engl J Med. 2012;367(19):1803-1813.

7

Peters KM, MacDiarmid SA, Wooldridge LS, et al. Randomized trial of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation versus extended-release tolterodine: results from the overactive bladder innovative therapy trial. J Urol. 2009;182(3):1055-1061.

8

Peters KM, Carrico DJ, et al. “Randomized trial of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation versus Sham efficacy in the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome: results from the SUmiT trial.” J Urol. 2010;183(4): 1438-1443.

9

Peters, K.M., D.J. Carrico, et al. (2013). “Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for the long-term treatment of overactive bladder: 3-year results of the STEP study.” J Urol. 189(6) 2194-2201.8.