Evaluation of bladder contractility in men undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate

D. Porru, A. C. Pau, V. Fornasier, M. Sorgia, A. Delisa, R. M. Scarpa, E. Usai

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Abstract

Objective and Methods: We analyzed preoperative and postoperative urodynamic parameters in 26 patients who underwent transurethral prostatic resection with the aid of a computer program. The parameters URA, W and W(max) were evaluated: URA affords a monitoring of the removal of obstruction, while W(max) and W function monitor changes in detrusor contractility, which appear significant after prostatic resection in obstructed patients. Results: Many patients had a fading contraction, that is detrusor contractility decreased during micturition: in most of them the removal of obstruction restored this pattern to normal. Conclusion: Evaluation of these parameters is recommended for preoperative assessment and postoperative follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Urology
Volume30
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia obstruction
  • Bladder contractility
  • URA
  • Urodynamics
  • W(max)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Porru, D., Pau, A. C., Fornasier, V., Sorgia, M., Delisa, A., Scarpa, R. M., & Usai, E. (1996). Evaluation of bladder contractility in men undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate. European Urology, 30(1), 34-39.