Multiple Sclerosis International / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Efficacy of Functional Electrical Stimulation of the Abdominal Muscles in the Treatment of Chronic Constipation in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study

Table 1

Whole gut transit time (WGTT) and the colonic transit time (CTT) in hours before and after six weeks of treatment with functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the abdominal muscles. The percentage reduction of WGTT and CTT after treatment is shown in brackets.

Patient Baseline WGTTPost-FES WGTTBaseline CTTPost-FES CTT

1124.0281.22 (35%)115.4170.09 (39%)
2118.2978.53 (33%)109.0955.40 (49%)
3141.4470.04 (50%)132.1562.18 (53%)
4201.27146.23 (27%)190.43128.06 (32%)