Studies presented at the 25th European Association of Urology Annual Congress added to the current evidence that stimulation of the sacral nerve plexus, Sacral Nerve Neuromodulation or Interstim, provides long-term control of refractory Painful Bladder Syndromes (PBS), Interstitial Cystitis (IC).
The study, from a Canadian team, found that symptoms improved in about 75% of patients with refractory PBS/IC who had a device implanted. Thus far, the benefits have been maintained for a mean of 5 years.
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