Extracorporeal magnetic energy stimulation of pelvic floor muscles for urodynamic stress incontinence of urine in women.J Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Jan; 29(1):35-9.JO
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy, side effects and drop out rate of extra-corporeal magnetic energy stimulation of pelvic floor muscles for urodynamic stress incontinence of urine in women. It was a prospective non-controlled study at 2 district general hospitals in South Wales. It included 48 female patients with urodynamic stress incontinence of urine, who had 16, twice weekly treatment sessions. Pad test was the primary outcome measure and continence diary, King's Health and EuroQol quality of life questionnaires, side effects and drop out were the secondary outcome measures. Assessment was made on recruitment, at the end of treatment sessions and at 3 months follow up. Thirty one patients completed treatment sessions and 27 attended for follow up at 3 months. There was no significant change in outcome measures at the end of treatment or at 3 months follow up. Side effects were encountered by 52.1% of patients and the drop out rate was 35.4%.