Botox shots little better than nerve stimulation for incontinence

Botox injections may be slightly better at reducing urinary incontinence in some older women than InterStim, an implanted bladder control device, results of a U.S. trial suggest. Researchers tested onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) against InterStim in patients with overactive bladder who couldn’t tolerate or didn’t respond to other drugs or treatments such as pelvic floor muscle training or fluid restriction. Six months after treatment, women randomly assigned to receive Botox injections in the bladder muscle had an average of 3.9 fewer episodes of incontinence a day, compared with 3.3 fewer accidents with InterStim. That small difference is statistically meaningful, but it may…
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