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Electrical stimulation with non-implanted electrodes for urinary incontinence in men

  1. Bary Berghmans1,*,
  2. Erik Hendriks2,
  3. Arnold Bernards3,
  4. Rob de Bie2,
  5. Muhammad Imran Omar4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Incontinence Group

Published Online: 6 JUN 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 21 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001202.pub5


How to Cite

Berghmans B, Hendriks E, Bernards A, de Bie R, Omar MI. Electrical stimulation with non-implanted electrodes for urinary incontinence in men. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD001202. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001202.pub5.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Maastricht University Medical Centre, Pelvic care Center Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands

  2. 2

    Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht, Netherlands

  3. 3

    Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care (Nederland Paramedisch Instituut: NPi), Research & Innovation, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands

  4. 4

    University of Aberdeen, Academic Urology Unit, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

*Bary Berghmans, Pelvic care Center Maastricht, Maastricht University Medical Centre, PO Box 5800, Maastricht, 6202 az, Netherlands. bary.berghmans@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 6 JUN 2013

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