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Fischer, S. and Zechmeister, I. (2011): Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence. Rapid Assessment 004.

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Aim: This report summarizes the current evidence on the effectiveness and safety of sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence.

Method: Seven publications were identified and analyzed: five reviews, a meta-analysis und a study with randomized and controlled design.

Result: The analyzed literature concludes that sacral nerve stimulation seems to be effective and safe for a selected group of patients. However, the poor study design means that results are subject to considerable uncertainty and new studies could have an impact on the estimated effect.

Item Type:Rapid Assessment
Keywords:Sacral nerve stimulation, fecal incontinence, incontinence, SNS, electric stimulation
Subjects:WI Digestive system > WI 600-650 Anus. Rectum
WI Digestive system > WI 400-560 Intestines
WO Surgery > WO 505 Minimally invasive surgical procedures
Series Name:Rapid Assessment 004
Deposited on:04 Jul 2011 09:46
Last Modified:22 Feb 2021 22:39

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