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2011-07-18 15:58:28

Northwestern Memorial is among the first medical centers to offer sacral nerve stimulation A new procedure is now available for the treatment of chronic bowel incontinence, a disorder impacting the lives of more than 18 million Americans. The treatment, called InterStim® Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure which uses electrical impulses to stimulate the sacral nerve and improve muscle function. It is one of the only effective long-term treatments for bowel incontinence...

2010-03-26 08:53:23

Patients who have a history of bladder control problems may benefit from an implantable device that uses electrical pulses to alter abnormal communication between bladder nerves and the brain, said a urologist at Baylor College of Medicine. "Patients with these bladder issues often suffer from significant embarrassment and a low quality of life," said Dr. Christopher Smith, associate professor in the Scott Department of Urology at BCM. "This has been a life-changing treatment for some...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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