Efficacy Control of Functional Electrostimulation of Pelvic Floor Muscles after Radical Prostatectomy
The aim of the research was to quantitatively assess the efficacy of FES after radical prostatectomy in conditions of urinary incontinence. A combined scheme of placement of surface and anal electrodes ensuring a more precise way of the electric current through pelvic floor muscles and decreasing discomfort has been proposed. The perineometer, a device for measuring the reaction (exterior advance) of pelvic floor muscles under the effect of FES current (during FES session) and during voluntary contractions before and after FES session without changing the scheme of measuring, has been used. Before starting the FES session prescribed it would be preferable to establish the dependence of reaction of pelvic floor muscles of each patient on the volume of FES current used and to carry out FES session in accordance with the data obtained for each particular patient. The methods and the equipment, proposed by the authors, create presumptions for observing and assessing the condition of pelvic floor muscles of the patients. Ill. 4, bibl. 13 (in English; summaries in English, Russian, Lithuanian).
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