PTQ anal implants for the treatment of faecal incontinence

Bartlett, L., and Ho, Y.H. (2009) PTQ anal implants for the treatment of faecal incontinence. British Journal of Surgery, 96 (12). pp. 1468-1475.

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Abstract

Background: In North Queensland demand for conservative faecal incontinence treatments outweighs supply. Injectable bulking agents offer a safe and effective treatment for patients with internal anal sphincter (IAS) dysfunction.

Methods: Information, including age and sex, baseline incontinence score, quality of life, resting and squeeze pressures, was collected for 74 patients (37 men) who received intersphincteric PTQTM injections. Postimplant satisfaction was assessed at 6-week review. Incontinence scores and satisfaction ratings were determined annually.

Results: At a median follow-up of 28 months, 52 patients (70 per cent) with IAS dysfunction who received PTQTM anal implants as a treatment for faecal incontinence were continent and extremely satisfied with the result. The incontinence score in participants who remained incontinent was reduced significantly from 12 of 20 before implant to 3·5 of 20 at follow-up (P < 0·001). Migration rates improved with experience. The poorest results occurred in women with pudendal neuropathy, or patients who had previously received biofeedback treatment.

Conclusion: Implanted PTQTM provides an effective solution to faecal incontinence in the short and mid term for patients with IAS dysfunction.

Item ID: 7981
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1365-2168
Keywords: PTQ anal implants, faecal incontinence
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 03:55
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110307 Gastroenterology and Hepatology @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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