All publications of “Carlos Alberto Bezerra”

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Long-term results of a clinical trial comparing isolated vaginal stimulation with combined treatment for women with stress incontinence

Maria Cláudia Bicudo Fürst, Rafaela Rosalba de Mendonça, Alexandre Oliveira Rodrigues, Leandro Luongo de Matos, Antônio Carlos Lima Pompeo, Carlos Alberto Bezerra

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2866

ObjectiveTo determine the efficacy of stress urinary incontinence treatments adding pelvic floor muscle training to vaginal electrical stimulation.MethodsForty-eight women with stress urinary incontinence were randomized into 2 groups: 24 underwent isolated vaginal electrical stimulation, and 24 vaginal electrical stimulation plus pelvic floor muscle training. History, physical examination, voiding diary, perineum strength test, and urodynamic study were assessed. Comparisons were made for adherence to treatment, muscle strength improvement, urinary symptoms, and degree of satisfaction immediately, 12 and 96 months after treatment.ResultsPatients’ […]