If you’re ready to try an advanced treatment for bladder control and want to start with a nonsurgical option, neuromodulation with the NURO™ device may be an option.
Therapy delivered by the NURO™ system targets the miscommunication that occurs between the brain and bladder2-4. Here are some facts about the device:
The most common side effects of percutaneous tibial neuromodulation (PTNM) are temporary and include mild pain or skin inflammation at or near the stimulation site.
Treatment with the NURO™ system involves a series of 30-minute office appointments:
Evidence suggests that bladder control problems may be caused by miscommunication between the bladder and the brain.2-4 The tibial nerve connects to nerves responsible for bladder function. Download the PTNM therapy guide to learn more.
For bladder control
Clinical studies show that Medtronic bladder control therapy by the NURO™ system is an effective treatment for people with overactive bladder (OAB).5,6 Highlights from these studies include the following results:
If the therapy doesn’t work how you hoped, speak to your doctor about the InterStim™ neuromodulation system.
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Evaluated using the Patient Perception of Bladder Condition (PPBC) scale.
Evaluated using the Overactive Bladder Symptom Quality of Life Questionnaire (OAB-q).
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Kobashi K, Nitti V, Margolis E, et al. A prospective study to evaluate efficacy using the NURO percutaneous tibial neuromodulation system in drug-naïve patients with overactive bladder syndrome. J Urol. 2019;131:77–82.
Kobashi K, Margolis E, Sand P, et al. Prospective study to evaluate quality of life with percutaneous tibial neuromodulation in drug-naïve patients with overactive bladder syndrome. Presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society.
Kobashi K, Sand P, Margolis E, et al. Increasing therapy effect over twelve weeks with the NURO™ percutaneous tibial neuromodulation system in drug naïve patients with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). Presented at the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction 2019 Winter Meeting. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2019;38(S1), S79.