Vol. 44 (1): 102-108, January – February, 2018
Carlo Vecchioli-Scaldazza 1, Carolina Morosetti 2
1 Division of Urogynecology, ASUR, Jesi, Italy; 2 Clinical Pathology, ASUR, Jesi, Italy
Purpose: To assess effectiveness and durability of Solifenacin (SS) versus tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) versus combination therapy (PTNS + SS) in women with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB).
Materials and Methods: 105 women with OAB were divided randomly into three groups of 35 patients each. In group A women received SS, in group B women underwent PTNS, in group C women underwent combination of PTNS + SS. Improvements in OAB symptoms were assessed with OABSS questionnaire; patients’ quality of life was assessed with OAB-q SF questionnaire. Evaluation of effectiveness of treatments was performed with PGI-I questionnaire. OABSS and PGI-I were also assessed monthly for ten months.
Results: All treatments were effective on symptoms. PTNS showed a greater effectiveness than SS, but PTNS + SS was more effective than SS and PTNS. Furthermore, PTNS + SS showed a greater duration of effectiveness than PTNS and SS.
Conclusions: Combination of PTNS with SS showed more effectiveness and more durability than PTNS and SS alone.
Keywords: Urinary Bladder, Overactive; Combined Modality Therapy; Solifenacin Succinate