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Neurology 2000 Jan;54(2):499-501
Department of Neurology, Chiba University, Japan.
We obtained micturitional histories and performed urodynamic studies in six patients with pure autonomic failure. All patients had urinary symptoms. Urodynamic studies showed postmicturition residuals in two, small bladder capacities in two, detrusor hyperreflexia in four, low bladder compliance in two, detrusor-external sphincter dyssynergia in one, neurogenic sphincter electromyography in three, and denervation supersensitivity of the bladder in two. Read More
Urology 2008 Nov 6;72(5):966-7. Epub 2008 Sep 6.
Department of Urology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, USA.
Detrusor underactivity: Clinical features and pathogenesis of an underdiagnosed geriatric condition.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2006 Dec;54(12):1920-32
Division of Urology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA.
Urinary incontinence and other lower urinary tract symptoms exert a major influence on the health and independence of frail older people. Detrusor underactivity (DU) is defined as a contraction of reduced strength and/or duration, resulting in prolonged bladder emptying and/or a failure to achieve complete bladder emptying within a normal time span. DU may influence the clinical presentation and impede the therapy of disorders as common and as disparate as detrusor overactivity, urinary retention, and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Read More