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Incontinence, intermittent self-catheterization and the artificial genitourinary sphincter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6737574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the artificial genitourinary sphincter is ideally suited for incontinent patients who can empty the bladder completely, we have observed 22 patients with artificial sphincters who also perform intermittent self-catheterization to augment bladder emptying. No cuff erosions have occurred to date, with 11 patients on intermittent catheterization for more than 30 months. In patients who will require intermittent self-catheterization after sphincter implantation the cuff should be placed around the bladder neck. We believe that patients with sphincteric incontinence and decreased bladder contractility resulting in excessive residual urine volume are reasonable candidates for use of the artificial sphincter with intermittent self-catheterization.
D M Barrett; W L Furlow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-23     Completed Date:  1984-08-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Prostheses and Implants*
Self Care*
Urinary Bladder
Urinary Catheterization*
Urinary Incontinence / surgery*

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