The effects of temporary sacral (S3) stimulation and posterior tibial nerve stimulation were studied in patients with the overactive urinary bladder. Unilateral temporal (10 days) electrical stimulation of the S3 sacral spinal nerve (32 patients) and posterior tibial nerve stimulation (18 patients) were used to treat this abnormality. There was a decrease in the average frequency of voiding, in the number of leakage episodes and used pads per day after both stimulations. An over 50% symptomatic improvement was achieved in 19 of the 32 patients and after temporary sacral (S3) stimulation and in 14 of the patients following posterior tibial nerve stimulation. Neuromodulation is an effective treatment in patients with the overactive bladder.
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