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2019 Aug

Neurourol Urodyn



Motor cortical neuromodulation of pelvic floor muscle tone: Potential implications for the treatment of urologic conditions.


Yani MS, Fenske SJ, Rodriguez LV, Kutch JJ
Neurourol Urodyn. 2019 Aug; 38(6):1517-1523.
PMID: 31044482.


In the human brain, supplementary motor area (SMA) is involved in the control of pelvic floor muscles (PFMs). SMA dysfunction has been implicated in several disorders involving PFMs, including urinary incontinence and urologic pain. Here, we aimed to provide a proof-of-concept study to demonstrate the feasibility of modulating resting PFM activity (tone) as well as SMA activity with noninvasive stimulation of SMA.