FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PTNM FOR SENIOR LIVING RESIDENTS
This therapy is proven to significantly reduce urgency-frequency and urge incontinence episodes per day.1,2 You may not see improvement in your symptoms right away and that’s normal. For some people, results aren’t obvious until the end of the 12 weekly sessions.
This will help you track your progress. Over time, you may forget how you felt before the treatment started. Looking back at your tracker can help you better gauge the results of your treatment. Consider using the “notes” section to track your leaks, voids, and pads during the week.
Patients have been treated with PTNS (also known as PTNM) therapy since 2005. The Medtronic NURO device was launched in the US in 2016.
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.
Peters KM, Macdiarmid SA, Woolridge 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.
Peters KM, Carrico DJ, Perez-Marrero RA, 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.