Journal article

Electro-Neuromodulation for Colonic Disorders-Review of Meta-Analyses, Systematic Reviews, and RCTs

Bridget R Southwell

NEUROMODULATION | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In the last 20 years, studies have shown that large bowel function can be modified by neural stimulation. While still in its infancy, this area of research is beginning to show promise. METHODS: This overview brings together systematic reviews and meta-analyses of electrical stimulation used to treat colonic disorders (fecal incontinence, constipation, slow transit constipation [STC], irritable bowel syndrome [IBS-C], and spina bifida-neurogenic bowel). Different methods of electrical stimulation including through sacral nerves, paraspinal, transabdominal, and using electroacupuncture over the ankle or knee and direct stimulation of the bowel are reviewed. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:..

View full abstract