28 Nov AXONICS PUBLISHES EXCELLENT FECAL INCONTIENCE OUTCOMES
Results from the ARTISAN pivotal trial published in the journal Neuromodulation revealed 87% of fecal incontinence patients implanted with the Axonics device had at least a 50% reduction in FI episodes at 1 month. 92% were responders at 6 months post-implant. Weekly FI episodes decreased from 8 to 1.5 (Median) at 6 months, which was a 79% reduction. At 6 months, 93% of patients found the charging experience both “easy and “acceptable.” There were no unexpected device or procedure-related adverse events.
These results confirm the positive impact of Axonics on the extremely debilitating condition of daily fecal incontinence. Many FI patients also suffer from OAB symptoms which can be greatly reduced with an Axonics system as well. Although your colonoscopy should be up to date, gastroenterologists do not implant Axonics devices so make sure you find a provider who does SNM surgery for FI (Urologist, Urogynecologist or Colorectal Surgeon). If you are bothered by your FI and conservative measures have failed to control your symptoms (See Care Pathway below), do not suffer in silence when SNM therapy has a high chance of significantly helping you. For more information: https://bladderboutique.com/fi-resources/