DO YOUR PATIENTS EXPERIENCE REGULAR BOWEL ACCIDENTS?
THERE IS HELP
Chronic faecal incontinence (FI) is a treatable condition. It’s not a normal part of aging. Patients shouldn’t have to deal with it on their own.
Medical technologies, including Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy (Sacral Neuromodulation), help make it possible for millions of people to resume everyday activities, return to work, and live better.
Your patient treatment options
- BEHAVIOURAL TECHNIQUES
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faecal incontinence (FI) IS EXTREMELY COMMON
1 in 15 adults has FI1
That’s about 27 million adults in Europe1,2 vs 20 million adults in Europe with Alzheimer’s disease2,3 33 million adults in Europe with asthma2,4
faecal incontinence PREVENTS patients FROM LIVING A FULL LIFE
People with faecal incontinence reported5,6:
- More depression
- More embarrassment
- Lower quality of life
Compared to people without FI.
8.5 out of 10 adults haven't told their doctor about their FI6
the WAY TO REAL CONTROL
There are many ways to manage chronic faecal incontinence. Remember, if conservative treatments don’t deliver the results you need, you have more options.
“What is happening?”
Patient’s should make an appointment with their GP and ask for a referral to a specialist to see if they have chronic faecal incontinence.
“What should patients try first?”
Relatively simple solutions can help some people, but may not work well for others.
- Dietary modification
- Bowel retraining (biofeedback)
“What if conservative treatments aren’t enough?”
Therapy that uses gentle nerve stimulation, which is thought to normalise bowel-brain communication to control the symptoms of chronic faecal incontinence.
Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy delivered by the InterStim™ system
- Enable patients to experience relief during an evaluation
- 89% of people who tried this therapy experienced long-term success7,*
Unlike other bladder control treatments, our therapy lets patients try it first. It’s called an evaluation, and it’s like a test run — not a long-term commitment.
THE EVALUATION SYSTEM
The external neurostimulator (ENS) generates the stimulation. This device may be worn externally on a belt. The programmer lets patient’s adjust and manage their during the evaluation therapy.
THE ROAD TO RESULTS
Make the right choice for every patient with recharge-free and rechargeable options that are both full-body MRI eligible* - a choice only available from the trusted leader in sacral neuromodulation.
Proprietary SureScan™ technology allows patients with either InterStim™ system to get full-body* 1.5- and 3-T MRI scans, so you can bring life-changing results1,2 to an even wider range of people.
DEXTRANOMER AND SODIUM HYALURONATE
This gel is injected as an implant into the anal canal to thicken the tissues and improve symptoms of chronic faecal incontinence.
- Does not address bowel-brain communication
- May cause unpleasant side effects
OTHER SURGICAL OPTIONS
Several other surgical options are available, all of which bring their own unique set of risks.
- Anal sphincter repair
- Artificial sphincter
- Antegrade colonic enema (ACE)