The Urgent PC System (Uroplasty, Inc., Minnetonka, MN) appears to improve urinary symptoms associated with overactive bladder, according to results of a recent multicenter trial.
The Urgent PC System (Uroplasty, Inc., Minnetonka, MN) appears to significantly improve urinary symptoms associated with overactive bladder, according to results of a recent multicenter trial that compared the treatment with a sham procedure.
The minimally invasive, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) device is designed for office-based treatment of urinary urgency, urinary frequency, and urge incontinence symptoms associated with overactive bladder.
The SUmiT Trial was a 220-patient randomized, double-blind study. Patients and investigators reported statistically significant OAB symptom improvement compared with a validated sham procedure.
Highlights from the study, which was published online in the Journal of Urology (Feb. 19, 2010), include the following:
"This important study is the first publication that demonstrates the effectiveness of PTNS compared to a validated sham procedure," said lead author Kenneth Peters, MD, of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. "PTNS is a viable OAB treatment and its efficacy is irrefutably demonstrated. It is rare that a medical device is put through such rigorous testing, first comparing it to standard drug therapy as recently done in the OrBIT [Overactive Bladder Innovative Therapy] study and now demonstrating superiority to a sham procedure."
The study was supported by Uroplasty.