Home-Based Transabdominal Interferential Electrical Stimulation for Six Months Improves Paediatric Slow Transit Constipation (STC)
Yee Ian Yik, John Hutson, Bridget Southwell
NEUROMODULATION | WILEY | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) for one to two months has produced some improvement in treatment-resistant slow-transit constipation (STC) in children. Optimal parameters for treatment are not known. It is possible that more improvement would occur with stimulation for longer. This study examined the effectiveness of stimulation for six months. METHODS: Children with STC confirmed by nuclear transit study (NTS) were enrolled prospectively. All had chronic constipation for greater than two years and had failed medical treatment. TES was performed for one hour/day for six months using the INF 4160 (Fuji Dynamics) portable stimulator and 4 cm × 4 cm electrodes near the b..View full abstract
A PhD scholarship from the Malaysian Government supported Dr. Yee Ian Yik. A Senior Research Fellowship from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council supported Dr. Southwell.