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Title: Optimising the outcome of neuromodulation for faecal incontinence and constipation
Author: Thomas, Gregory
ISNI:       0000 0004 5349 2678
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis begins with a summary of the general management of faecal incontinence and constipation. This is followed by a review of the literature to support the use of neuromodulation for these conditions. The first study reports the effect of alteration of pulse width and frequency on sacral nerve stimulation for constipation. The next study investigates the outcome of transcutaneous stimulation of the sacrum for faecal incontinence. The outcome of pudendal nerve stimulation is reported for those who have failed to improve with sacral nerve stimulation. Lastly the effect of unilateral transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation is studied and applied to bilateral stimulation.
Supervisor: Vaizey, Carolynne; Nicholls, Ralph; Hart, Ailsa Sponsor: St. Mark's Hospital for Diseases of the Rectum and Colon (London ; England)
Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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