J P Cordonnier

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In 1986, a national survey was carried out in France among 4846 drug abusers attending specialised agencies and treatment centres. Data are analysed and compared with the results of a previous study in 1972. Most French drug abusers are men (74%) ranged in age from 20 to 29 years (68%). Data suggest increasing problems with heroin (69%), cocaine (13%),(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify the validity of the hypothesis of the almost continuous flow necessary for evaluation of instantaneous urethral resistance R by the pressure/flow relation R = P/Q2. METHOD An experimental device allowed investigation of the pressure/flow relation for discontinuous flow in a flexible tube. The tube was submitted to various collapsing(More)
UNLABELLED The accuracy of measurements performed by a balloon catheter used to record abdominal pressure during urodynamic investigations was verified on a test bench. OBJECTIVE To study the accuracy and precision of the pressure measurements obtained with a new rectal balloon catheter (ref. 95018 Laboratoires Vermed), designed to record abdominal(More)
Certain forms of benign prostatic hypertrophy are associated with a reduction of the calibre of the prostatic urethra of the median lobe, a defect of infundibulisation of the bladder neck and a dilated appearance of the bulbar urethra. The objective of this study was to verify whether hydrodynamic arguments could be used to confirm the concept that(More)
The urethra is a collapsed tube in the absence of micturition. Consequently, the evaluation of instantaneous urethral resistance by the pressure/flow relation (R = P/Q2) derived from Bernoulli's equation has been criticised for not taking into account the opening pressure or at least the fact that flow must maintain patency of the urethra during voiding.(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the reliability of pressure measurements by the main catheters used to determine urethral profiles by the perfusion method. This evaluation, performed on a test bench, compared the reference pressure in a tank filled with water to that measured by the catheter tested. The reliability of the measurement varied from(More)
An urethral model was designed to assess the hydrodynamic consequences of stenosis of the bulbar urethra. This model was based on the geometric and hydrodynamic analysis of micturing urethrograms in a patient whose maximum flow rate was 24 ml/s for a bladder pressure of 40 cm of water. It corresponds to the conditions of flow observed wit maximum bladder(More)
How can the hydrodynamic disorders caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) be explained? And how can they be measured in order to assess the efficiency of treatment? To answer these questions, a model based on the results of experiments performed in collapsable tubes and on a hydraulic analysis of the urethra is elaborated. A BPH combining hypertonia(More)
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