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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Intravaginal Electrical Stimulation For The Treatment Of Chronic Pelvic Pain
Author: De Oliveira Bernardes N.
Bahamondes L.
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of intravaginal electrical stimulation in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP). STUDY DESIGN: 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. RESULTS: 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). CONCLUSION: Intravaginal electrical stimulation is effective in the alleviation of pain in women with CPP. © Journal of Reproductive Medicine®, Inc.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2005
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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