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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2006;30(2):195-198.
Evaluation of Neurogenic Bladder with Newly Developed Natural-fill Cystometric Device : Cases report.
Yoon, Seung Hyun , Lee, Il Yung , Kim, Seung Hwan , Lee, Young Seop , Rah, Ueon Woo , Yim, Shin Young
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea. shyhome@nate.com
새로 개발된 자연충만 방광내압측정기를 이용한 신경인성 방광의 평가 ⁣증례 보고⁣
윤승현, 이일영, 김승환, 이영섭, 나은우, 임신영
아주대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실
Abstract
We developed a new, affordable, and easy-to-use natural-fill cystometric device to overcome the limitation of conventional cystometry, long been criticized for being unphysiological. The device was composed of one transurethral catheter, one rectal catheter, two digital manometers, and a portable computer. The transurethral and rectal catheters were connected to manometers, which were then connected to the computer. Three persons with neurogenic bladder were recruited for testing the device. To shorten the test duration, we gave patients 500 ml water before the test. As urine filled inside the bladder, the transurethral and rectal catheters transmitted respectively the intravesical and abdominal pressures to the digital manometers. The pressures were stored within the portable computer and turned into graphs indicating pressure changes. The natural-fill cystometry is thought to be a physiological test that is affordable and convenient because of its simple structure and small size. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2006; 30: 195-198)
Key Words: Urodynamic study, Natural-fill cystometry, Neurogenic bladder


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