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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Intravaginal Electrical Stimulation For The Treatment Of Chronic Pelvic Pain.
Author: de Oliveira Bernardes, Nicole
Bahamondes, Luis
Abstract: To evaluate the efficacy of intravaginal electrical stimulation in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Between May 2002 and February 2004, 24 women with CPP with no apparent cause were evaluated. They underwent 10 sessions of intravaginal electrical stimulation. A program for measuring chronic diffuse pain, with a frequency of 8 Hz, variation in intensity and frequency, pulse length of 1 msec, and adjustment to the bearable intensity of each individual patient (in milliamps) was utilized. Treatment consisted of 30-minute applications, 2 or 3 times per week, and the pain was evaluated using a visual analog scale before and after each session and immediately after completion of the total treatment. The women were asked to evaluate the pain 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 7 months following the end of treatment. Intravaginal electrical stimulation was effective in alleviating pain in women with CPP, as evaluated at the end of treatment and 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 7 months after completion of treatment (p<0.05). There were significantly fewer complaints of dyspareunia following treatment (p = 0.0005). Intravaginal electrical stimulation is effective in the alleviation of pain in women with CPP.
Subject: Adult
Chronic Disease
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Pelvic Pain
Treatment Outcome
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2005
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