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The subjective and objective benefits of a remote-controlled intraurethral device for managing the female acontractile bladder.
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PMID:  14632855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the subjective and objective benefits of the Inflow (SRS Medical Systems, N. Billerica, MA, USA) intraurethral device for managing acontractile bladders in women. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty women with acontractile bladders who had been managed unsuccessfully by the usual methods were recruited. All patients were asked to complete a quality-of-life (QoL) questionnaire and were assessed with urine flowmetry and urine culture; to measure the postvoid residual urine (PVR) in the bladder, ultrasonography was used after activating the device. RESULTS: There was a decrease in the QoL score from a mean of 59.6 before insertion to means of 11.2, 8.8, 6.3 and 5.0 at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months afterward. The mean (range) urinary flow rate was 10.7 (9-16) mL/s and the PVR 3 (0-17) mL. Three patients had temporary asymptomatic bacteriuria and two a single infection after the device was inserted that settled readily with antibiotics. CONCLUSION: This study shows that the Inflow device provides an effective method of bladder drainage, with few side-effects and a significant improvement in QoL.
W J Lynch; G A Testa; D F Bell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJU international     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1464-4096     ISO Abbreviation:  BJU Int.     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-24     Completed Date:  2004-01-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886721     Medline TA:  BJU Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  960-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, The St George Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Catheters, Indwelling
Equipment Design
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Urinary Bladder Diseases / therapy*,  ultrasonography
Urinary Catheterization / instrumentation*
Urinary Retention / therapy*,  ultrasonography

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