EVALUATION OF A MOBILE ELECTRODE FOR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF THE PERINEAL MUSCLE - Preventive or Therapeutic Treatment

Fabiana S. B. Perez, Adson F. da Rocha, João Luiz A. Carvalho, Patricia M. C. Paula, Cleyciany B. Cruz

Abstract

This work evaluates the effectiveness of a new type of electrode for functional electrical stimulation of the perineal muscle in women and in men. The new electrode is shaped like a pen, with an active stimulation electrode located on its tip. The goals of the study are to (i) demonstrate that stimulation using the new device results in increased muscle strength; and (ii) compare the performance of the new device with that of a traditional (fixed) electrode. Eight patients were evaluated, following a blind study protocol. The preliminary results suggest that stimulation with the new electrode achieves better results than stimulation with traditional electrodes, as higher increases in strength were observed in the group that used the mobile electrode for preventive treatment and as an option of therapeutic treatment for female and for male perineal dysfunction, in particular on erectile dysfunction in men with spinal cord injury.

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B. Perez F., da Rocha A., A. Carvalho J., C. Paula P. and Cruz C. (2011). EVALUATION OF A MOBILE ELECTRODE FOR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF THE PERINEAL MUSCLE - Preventive or Therapeutic Treatment . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-37-9, pages 256-259. DOI: 10.5220/0003173402560259


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@conference{biodevices11,
author={Fabiana S. B. Perez and Adson F. da Rocha and João Luiz A. Carvalho and Patricia M. C. Paula and Cleyciany B. Cruz},
title={EVALUATION OF A MOBILE ELECTRODE FOR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF THE PERINEAL MUSCLE - Preventive or Therapeutic Treatment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={256-259},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003173402560259},
isbn={978-989-8425-37-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - EVALUATION OF A MOBILE ELECTRODE FOR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF THE PERINEAL MUSCLE - Preventive or Therapeutic Treatment
SN - 978-989-8425-37-9
AU - B. Perez F.
AU - da Rocha A.
AU - A. Carvalho J.
AU - C. Paula P.
AU - Cruz C.
PY - 2011
SP - 256
EP - 259
DO - 10.5220/0003173402560259