Department of Iranian Traditional Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
Department of Psychiatry, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
Chronic Kidney Disease Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
Background: In traditional medicine and recent years, nerve stimulation has been introduced as a replacement therapy for managing several disorders such as overactive bladder. However, there is still controversy in this regard. Therefore, the present meta-analysis aimed to assess the effectiveness of electrical nerve stimulation in treatment of overactive bladder.
Methods: The present systematic review and meta-analysis attempted to gather the evidence existing in Medline, Embase, Scopus, Web of Sciences and CINHAL databases until the end of October 2017. Summarization of the articles was done by 2 independent researchers and finally, pooled effect size was reported as standardized mean difference (SMD) or overall odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI). In all analyses p