Sacral neuromodulation with InterStim™ system: Results from the French National Register - Abstract

Service d'urologie, groupe hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris-VI, 83, boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France.

To analyse current practice patterns and to evaluate (long-term) effectiveness and adverse events of sacral neuromodulation with InterStim™ Therapy based on data collected in a national register and to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the register.

This is a French multicenter prospective observational trial including patients with a permanent implant (2003-2009). Voiding diary variables and patient satisfaction were analysed based on last follow-up visit since implantation.

One thousand four hundred and eighteen patients (median age: 63 years, 1206 females) were included in the database (median follow-up: 12 months). One thousand and eighty-nine patients had non-neurological disease. The principal diagnosis was overactive bladder syndrome ([OAB], n=1170) and retention (n=151). Implantation occurred in 1358 patients; 1172 patients had greater than or equal to one registered follow-up. Clinical improvement of greater than or equal to 50% was seen in 447/527 patients with OAB at 12 months follow-up (median number of voids per 24 hours decreased from 15 at baseline to 8 at 12 months) and in 42/54 of patients with retention (median number of catheterization per 24 hours dropped from 5 at baseline to 0 at 12 months). Clinical improvement remained relatively stable up to 60 months. Median patient satisfaction with treatment was between 60 and 80%. Five hundred and twenty-four patients had at least one adverse event; loss of efficacy (n=244) occurred most frequently.

In this large database sacral neuromodulation with InterStim™ Therapy seems to be an effective treatment through routine practice in the long-term (up to 60 months) for patients refractory to medical treatment.

Article in French.

Written by:
Chartier-Kastler E, Ballanger P, Belas M, Biserte J, Corbel L, Gamé X, Grise P, Karsenty G, Le Normand L, Mauroy B, Pasquale J, Ruffion A, Rousseau T, Saussine C, Suberville M, Tollon C.   Are you the author?

Reference: Prog Urol. 2011 Mar;21(3):209-217.
doi: 10.1016/j.purol.2010.05.008

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PMID: 21354040

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