The treatment of nonobstructive urinary retention with high-frequency transvaginal electrical stimulation

Urol Nurs. 2000 Aug;20(4):261-4.


The usefulness of timed voiding, cholinergic medications, and high-frequency electrical stimulation in women with symptomatic urinary retention was evaluated. Results indicated that symptomatic urinary retention can be treated with behavioral modification and high-frequency electrical stimulation. Optimal results were found in younger women with stable bladders.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bethanechol Compounds / therapeutic use
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscarinic Agonists / therapeutic use
  • Urinary Retention / therapy*


  • Bethanechol Compounds
  • Muscarinic Agonists