FRONT PAGE AMPYRA AUBAGIO AVONEX BETASERON COPAXONE EXTAVIA
Stan's Angels MS News Channel on YouTube GILENYA NOVANTRONE REBIF RITUXAN TECFIDERA TYSABRI
 Daily News for Neuros, Nurses & Savvy MSers: 208,152 Viewers, 8,368 Stories & Studies
Click Here For My Videos, Advice, Tips, Studies and Trials.
Timothy L. Vollmer, MD
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Professor

Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center

Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center
Click here to read my columns
Brian R. Apatoff, MD, PhD
Multiple Sclerosis Institute
Center for Neurological Disorders

Associate Professor Neurology and Neuroscience,

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Clinical Attending in Neurology,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
CLICK ON THE RED BUTTON BELOW
You'll get FREE Breaking News Alerts on new MS treatments as they are approved
MS NEWS ARCHIVES: by week

HERE'S A FEW OF OUR 6000+ Facebook & MySpace FRIENDS
Timothy L. Vollmer M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center
and
Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center


Click to view 1280 MS Walk photos!

"MS Can Not
Rob You of Joy"
"I'm an M.D....my Mom has MS and we have a message for everyone."
- Jennifer Hartmark-Hill MD
Beverly Dean

"I've had MS for 2 years...this is the most important advice you'll ever hear."
"This is how I give myself a painless injection."
Heather Johnson

"A helpful tip for newly diagnosed MS patients."
"Important advice on choosing MS medication "
Joyce Moore


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Tuesday

 

Laparoscopic implantation of neuromodulators for treating urinary dysfunctions and improving locomotion in multiple sclerosis patients - Abstract: STUDY






































Image source: DAMNCOOLPICTURES

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS:
The laparoscopic implantation of neuromodulation electrodes-the LION procedure-was first described as a rescue procedure in patients with local complications of a Brindley procedure.

The objective of this video article is to demonstrate the technique for the laparoscopic implantation of electrodes for bilateral neuromodulation of femoral, sciatic and pudendal nerves and describe our initial experience with two multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

METHOD:
This is a retrospective analysis of two patients with MS and neurogenic detrusor overactivity. A quadripolar electrode was implanted with two poles into the Alcock's canal and the two other laying over the lumbosacral trunk. The other two electrodes were implanted posteriorly to the femoral nerves.

RESULTS:
At the neuromodulation trial, both patients presented a full recovery of urinary symptoms. One of them found it easier to stand up for transfers and daily activities and the other managed to advance from the wheelchair to the walker and both patients received the permanent implant. At 1-year follow up, urinary results were maintained and 1 patient presented a disease relapse, demanding multiple reprogramming sessions.

CONCLUSION:
Our initial observations are encouraging and indicate that the LION procedure seems to produce in MS patients similar results to those observed in patients with spinal cord injury. Patients, however, should be advised that MS is a progressive disease and that the positive effects of neuromodulation can potentially fade with time and that multiple reprogramming sessions might be necessary.

Story Source: The above story is based on materials provided by UROTODAY
Note: Materials may be edited for content and length
Click here to read original article

Labels:



Go to Newer News Go to Older News