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Advances in Urology
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 102751, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/102751
Clinical Study

Impact of Sacral Surface Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation on Early Recovery of Urinary Continence after Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy: A Pilot Study

Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, 1.1 Seiryo Aoba-ku Sendai 980-8574, Japan

Received 27 October 2009; Revised 4 January 2010; Accepted 9 February 2010

Academic Editor: Flavio Trigo Rocha

Copyright © 2010 Haruo Nakagawa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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