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Study Demonstrates Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation Offers More Cost-Effective OAB Treatment Than Sacral Nerve Stimulation
Date:12/6/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunctions, today highlighted results of a study that compared the cost effectiveness of neuromodulation therapies for Overactive Bladder (OAB) patients over two years of treatment.  The study compared percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) delivered via Uroplasty's Urgent® PC Neuromodulation System versus sacral nerve stimulation (SNS). The article, "Costs of Neuromodulation Therapies for Overactive Bladder: Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation Versus Sacral Nerve Stimulation," will be published in the January 2013 edition of The Journal of Urology.  An abstract is now available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2012.08.085.

The study used average Medicare national reimbursement amounts for the cost evaluation of these two neuromodulation therapies with clinically comparable outcomes. The initial cost of PTNS therapy was $1,773 for 12 weekly treatments compared to $1,857 for the SNS test stimulation.  Over two years, the cumulative discounted costs for PTNS therapy were estimated to be $3,850 compared to the SNS implant at $14,160.  Under a wide variety of conditions, PTNS remained significantly less costly than SNS over two years of therapy for those patients with OAB refractory to conservative and drug therapy.

Melissa Martinson, PhD, lead author of the study stated, "This study demonstrates significant cost savings to the healthcare system when PTNS is used instead of SNS.  In our current U.S. healthcare climate, maintaining the quality of care while also controlling costs is a central objective.  We believe that studies like this can con
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