4 Other NICE recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation
Further recommendations have been made as part of the clinical guideline on lower urinary tract symptoms published in May 2010, as follows:
Consider offering implanted sacral nerve stimulation to manage detrusor overactivity only to men whose symptoms have not responded to conservative management and drug treatments.
Clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence was reviewed in the development of this guideline which has led to this more specific recommendation. More information is available.
The IP guidance on sacral nerve stimulation for urge incontinence and urgency-frequency remains current, and should be read in conjunction with the clinical guideline.