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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Use of Intravaginal Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain A Randomized, Double-Blind, Crossover Clinical Trial
Author: Bernardes, ND
Marques, A
Ganunny, C
Bahamondes, L
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of intravaginal electrical stimulation (IVES) or placebo in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) with no apparent cause. STUDY DESIGN: A double-blind, crossover, randomized clinical trial in which 26 women were randomly allocated to active (group I, n = 15) or placebo (group II, n = 11.) IVES. All women underwent 10 30-minute, twice-Weekly sessions. The groups were then crossed over for a further 10 sessions. Pain was evaluated using a visual analog scale WAS) before and after each series. RESULTS: At the end of the first series, 5 of 11 women who initiated with the placebo had a VAS pain score >3 (p = 0.0253); however, when they crossed over to active IVES, only I had a VAS pain score >3 at the end of the series (p = 0.0143). In the 15 women who initiated with active IVES, 2 had a score >3 at the end of the series (P = 0.0005); however, when they crossed over to the placebo, 3 had a VAS pain score >3 at the end of treatment (p = 0.0833). After the 2 sessions, 54.6% who initiated With placebo and 80% who initiated with active IVES had a VAS pain score <3. CONCLUSION: Intravaginal electrical stimulation was more effective than a placebo in alleviating pain in women with CPP. (J Reprod Med 2010;55:19-24)
Subject: clinical trial
intravaginal electrical stimulation
pelvic pain
physiotherapy (techniques)
Country: EUA
Editor: J Reprod Med Inc
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2010
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