Journal article

Reassessing artificial bowel sphincters.

AJ Malouf, CJ Vaizey, MA Kamm, RJ Nicholls

Lancet | Published : 2000

Abstract

The artificial sphincter has now been used for the treatment of patients with faecal incontinence since 1996. Presently, results in the UK do not match those reported from the rest of Europe, with infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus being the most common cause of failure.