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Urethral pressure variations diagnosed by multiple urethral pressure transducers. A common phenomenon in women suffering from urinary incontinence.
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PMID:  2599255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of urethral pressure variations (variation of urethral pressure greater than 15 cm H2O) was investigated, with the use of a data-based multitransducer catheter, in female patients suffering from urinary incontinence. Urethral pressure variations were diagnosed in 45 (63%) of 71 patients. This prevalence was greater than in previous studies, possibly for methodological reasons; the urethral pressure was simultaneously measured by five urethral microtransducers, thereby registering all variations in maximal urethral pressure. The present method also showed that urethral pressure variations were simultaneously present in different urethral sites, but that the amplitude of variation differed between the different points of registration. In most cases, urethral pressure variations were already apparent at the start of urethrocystometry. Voluntary holding, in an effort to inhibit the desire to void, can cause these variations in urethral pressure. Hence urethral pressure variations may be a normal physiological phenomenon.
J Penttinen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-30     Completed Date:  1990-01-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Oulu, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Transducers, Pressure
Urethral Diseases / complications,  epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Urinary Catheterization / instrumentation
Urinary Incontinence / etiology*

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