Neuromodulation in lower urinary tract dysfunction

This e-course focuses on the correlation between neuromodulation and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). It delves into advanced strategies and recent developments in managing these symptoms through neurological interventions, offering a detailed exploration of their interconnectedness and impact on urinary health.

Published Thu, 14 Dec 2023
E CourseLUTSNeuromodulation
Organiser European School of Urology (ESU)
CME 2.00
Duration Approx. 120 minutes

The e-course explores the landscape of neuromodulation in managing LUTS through a detailed examination of various facets. Beginning with an exploration of terminology and distinguishing between different types of nerve stimulation for LUTS, the course delves into the nuances between nerve stimulation and neuromodulation.

Throughout its chapters, learners will uncover the evolution of Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) technology, understanding its mechanisms of action, and the critical factors involved in patient selection. Following this, the course navigates through the European Association of Urology (EAU) treatment guidelines, emphasizing patient assessment and dissecting clinical trial results to provide a comprehensive view.

Chapters are dedicated to the procedural aspects, detailing how SNM procedures are performed, while also addressing adverse events, standardization of programming, and troubleshooting strategies. Additionally, the course covers alternative techniques such as posterior tibial nerve stimulation and investigates emerging neuromodulation therapies for LUTS, providing a forward-looking perspective on potential future advancements in this field.

Learning chapters

  • Chapter 1 SNM technology evolution
  • Chapter 2 Mechanism of action of SNM
  • Chapter 3 Patient selection
  • Chapter 4 EAU treatment algorithm and guidelines
  • Chapter 5 Patient assessment
  • Chapter 6 Clinical trial results
  • Chapter 7 How is the procedure performed
  • Chapter 8 Adverse events
  • Chapter 9 Programming standardisation
  • Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 11 Posterior tibial nerve stimulation
  • Chapter 12 Emerging neuromodulation therapies for LUTS

At a glance

  • Publication date: December 2023
  • Available languages: English
  • Contributors: Prof. Dr. Hashim Hashim, Prof. Dr. Véronique Phé
  • CME: 2 European CME credits (ECMEC)
  • Duration: Approx. 120 minutes


This activity is supported by an educational grant from a MedTech company, with no involvement in the programme or speaker selection.

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European School of Urology (ESU)