New Technologies and Applications in Sacral Neuromodulation: An Update

S. De Wachter*, C.H. Knowles, D.S. Elterman, M.J. Kennelly, P.A. Lehur, K.E. Matzel, S. Engelberg, P.E.V. Van Kerrebroeck

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Recently rechargeable devices have been introduced for sacral neuromodulation (SNM) with conditional safety for full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Currently a recharge-free SNM device represents the standard implant; however, it is only approved for MRI head scans. As further new technologies with broader MRI capabilities are emerging, the advantages as well as disadvantages of both rechargeable versus recharge-free devices will be briefly discussed in this commentary from the perspective of patients, healthcare professionals, and providers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-643
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Therapy
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • fecal incontinence
  • follow-up
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • modulation
  • multicenter
  • overactive bladder
  • rechargeable battery
  • sacral neuromodulation
  • stimulation
  • stimulator
  • system
  • urology
  • SYSTEM
  • FOLLOW-UP
  • Urology
  • Overactive bladder
  • MODULATION
  • Fecal incontinence
  • FECAL INCONTINENCE
  • MULTICENTER
  • STIMULATION
  • Sacral neuromodulation
  • Stimulator
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

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