Christer Edlund

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BACKGROUND Female urinary incontinence (UI), overactive bladder (OAB), and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are highly prevalent conditions with a profound influence on well-being and quality of life. There are a few studies describing progression as well as remission, in the short term, of UI in the general population as well as in selected(More)
The aim of this study was to use a systematic schedule, including urodynamics, to describe the rate of coexisting overactive bladder (OB) in patients with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We also identified differences between the patients with pure BOO compared with those with BOO combined with OB (BOO + OB).(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with genuine stress urinary incontinence (GSI) refractory to conservative measures often undergo a colposuspension when the reason for urine leakage is hypermobility of the bladder neck. Patients who suffer from an insufficiency of the intramural sphincter are instead often suitable for pubovaginal sling procedures, implantation of an(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that the overt prevalence and help-seeking pattern for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) might have changed over time, by comparing the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI), overactive bladder (OAB) and other LUTS (principally storage symptoms) and help-seeking pattern in two equivalent groups of women 16 years apart.(More)
Overactive bladder dysfunction is an expression of defective neuromuscular control of the lower urinary tract. The causes and the way to classify this problem are currently under debate. In some patients the overactive bladder is one sign of a neurological disorder, in so called "idiopathic detrusor instability" the cause is less obvious. That an overactive(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of electrical sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) in the treatment of urinary incontinence and urinary retention refractory to conservative treatment, and to assess the impact of urodynamic abnormalities and electrode position. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty patients (10 men, 20 women) with a mean age of 59(More)
Study design:Retrospective study.Objective:To examine the functional results and effect on quality of life of continent cutaneous urinary diversion in spinal cord injured patients.Setting:Department of Urology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.Subjects:A total of 10 patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).Method:The patients were operated on(More)
The effect of intravesical lidocaine was studied in a group of patients with symptoms of urinary urgency with or without incontinence. Provocative water cystometry failed to demonstrate signs of unstable detrusor but all patients presented a continuous, steep rise of detrusor pressure at the end phase of filling. Repeat cystometry was performed after the(More)
OBJECTIVE The presence of an overactive detrusor (OD) is becoming more prevalent in the elderly and may severely influence the social life and activities of daily living in the senior, otherwise healthy, person. There is a marked age-dependent increase in OD above the age of 65 years, which is mainly attributed to dysfunction, with loss of voluntary(More)
OBJECTIVE When conservative treatment for bladder overactivity fails the "clam" ileocystoplasty has been proposed to restore continence and preserve urethral voiding. This study presents our experience with this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients, 4 men and 26 women, with a mean age of 50.3 years (range 21-71 years) were operated upon. Five(More)