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Evidence suggests that breakdowns in the bladder-brain communication pathway are the root cause of OAB and non-obstructive urinary retention.3-5 While other therapies focus on the bladder muscles, Medtronic therapies target the nerves, which is thought to help restore normal bladder function.*
THE RELIEF YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
Implanting an InterStim™ system has risks similar to any surgical procedure, including swelling, bruising, bleeding, and infection. Talk with your doctor about ways to minimize these risks.
Medtronic bladder control therapy delivered by the InterStimTM system provides life-changing relief.
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.
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The NURO™ system only treats the symptoms of OAB, not urinary retention. Most common side effects of PTNM are temporary and include mild pain or skin inflammation at or near the stimulation site.VIEW MORE DETAILS
Restored bladder function is defined as a 50% or greater reduction in your troublesome bladder symptoms.
Success defined as a 50% or greater reduction in your troublesome bladder symptoms.
Numbers reflect completers analysis defined as patients with diary data at baseline and 12 months (n=220). Clinical success was 82% at 12 months using the modified completers analysis (subjects who either had a baseline and 12 month evaluation or withdrew early due to device-related reasons and are considered failures). Success 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 InterStim, compared to 42% who used medications.
While the NURO™ device was not used in these studies, since it delivers equivalent stimulation therapy as the device used in the studies, a user can expect similar performance.
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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. 2016 Feb;35(2):246-51.
Siegel S, Noblett K, Mangel J, et al. Results of a prospective, randomized, multicenter study evaluating sacral neuromodulation with InterStim® Therapy compared to standard medical therapy at 6-months in subjects with mild symptoms of overactive bladder. Neurourol Urodyn. 2015;34:224–230. DOI: 10.1002/nau.22544.
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.
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.
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.
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