In a poster presentation, "Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
Treatment for Overactive Bladder (OAB) Patients in a Community Based
Urology Practice," Lesbia Candelaria, RN from Winter Park Urology
Associates, Orlando, Florida, conducted a retrospective evaluation of
sixteen patients, who successfully completed twelve, 30-minute weekly
Urgent PC treatments. Ms. Candelaria collected data on demographics, night
voids and subjective patient satisfaction and improvement at the end of the
treatment schedule. Of the 16 patients who completed the treatments, 5 were
female and 11 were male. The data showed decreases in the average night
voids and a high rate of patient satisfaction with the treatment. The
response to the survey questions indicated that after 12 treatments:
-- Greater than 50% of the patients improved night voids from a baseline
average of 3.6 to an average of 1.8.
-- Greater than 80% of patients were totally or highly satisfied with the
Urgent PC treatments.
-- Approximately 72% of patients rated themselves as highly or totally
-- 100% of the patients who answered this question (n=8) said they would
definitely or likely recommend Urgent PC treatments to a friend with
In another poster presentation, "Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulator:
A Viable Option for Urgency, Frequency, and Urge Incontinence," Vanessa K.
Hardy, WHNP, APN, MSN, a urogynecology nurse practitioner from Vanderbilt
University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, conducted a
retrospective review of 12 Urgent PC patients. Ms. Hardy collected data on
primary diagnosis, duration of treatment, and changes in urinary frequency,
urgency, and urge incontinence. Following the twelve, 30-minute weekly
Urgent PC treatments, 30% of the patients (or 4 patients) reported at least
50% or more improvement in their symp
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