Skin Surface Electromyography in Chronic Prostatitis Type III/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Fast and Reliable Way for Diagnosis pp. 211-220
Authors: (Carlos Perez-Martinez, Irma Beatriz Vargas-Diaz, Centro de Urología Avanzada C.Ur.A., Delicias, Chih, México, and others)
Abstract: Background and Objective: Pelvic floor muscles (PFM) are hypertonic and unstable in men suffering Chronic Prostatitis type III/ Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS). Our objective is to compare the skin surface electromyography (SSEMG) in patients with CP/CPPS versus healthy volunteers. Methods: SSEMG were performed with skin surface electrodes (3M® pediatric skin gel patch) 3 cm from anal sphincter in 14 healthy
volunteers as Control Group (CG) and 28 men suffering CP/CPPS as Problem Group (PG). For SSEMG we used the Verymed Myoexerciser® device. Tests were performed by the same nurse. PG inclusion criteria were CP/CPPS with minimum 6 months with not pathological origin to explain pain.