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A noninvasive evaluation of autonomic nervous system dysfunction in women with an overactive bladder.
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PMID:  20423739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To verify the hypothesis that a connection exists between overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome and a bladder-specific dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). METHOD: An electrocardiogram recorded heartbeat cycles from the onset of urinary urgency to 5 minutes after voiding in 33 women with an overactive bladder and 176 controls. Power spectral density (PSD) analysis allowed to quantify heart rate variability (HRV), which is in relation to ANS function. Three-dimensional spectrograms and multiscale entropy graphs were used to display HRV values. RESULTS: The differences between patients and controls were all significant in the time and frequency domains of HRV (P<0.05), which suggests disturbances in bladder-specific ANS activity in women with OAB. CONCLUSION: By quantifying HRV data, PSD analysis provides a simple, noninvasive method of assessing disturbances in ANS activity and monitoring treatment in women with OAB. It can also be used to evaluate other neuronal conditions.
Wen-Chien Liao; Fu-Shan Jaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  110     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-04     Completed Date:  2010-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Autonomic Nervous System / physiopathology*
Case-Control Studies
Electrocardiography / methods*
Heart Rate
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Middle Aged
Urinary Bladder, Overactive / physiopathology*

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