Jens Christian Djurhuus

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AIMS Suprapontine neural integration during the storage phase is decisive for the timing of voiding. Neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease are thus frequently complicated by bladder dysfunction. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of high frequency deep brain stimulation on the urine storage and voiding function in conscious(More)
OBJECTIVE Parkinson's disease (PD) may be caused by an enteric neurotropic pathogen entering the brain through the vagal nerve, a process that may take over 20 years. We investigated the risk of PD in patients who underwent vagotomy and hypothesized that truncal vagotomy is associated with a protective effect, whereas superselective vagotomy has a minor(More)
OBJECTIVES To: (i) visualize the effect of sustained voluntary contractions on the anatomical configuration of the pelvic floor (PF) muscles using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); (ii) examine the effect of ageing on the range of displacement of the PF contents secondary to contraction and simulating incontinence exercises; and (iii) introduce the concept(More)
OBJECTIVE To apply stereotactic electrical stimulation of the pig brainstem and thus identify a pontine micturition centre. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 10 anaesthetized female Vietnamese minipigs a needle-electrode was positioned in the pontine region. Pressure responses in the lower urinary tract identified the micturition centre functionally during(More)
AIMS To investigate the feasibility of conditional short duration electrical stimulation of the penile/clitoral nerve as treatment for detrusor hyperreflexia, the present study was initiated. METHODS Ten patients with spinal cord injury, 4 women and 6 men, with lesions at different levels above the sacral micturition center had a standard cystometry(More)
A first-pass upslope approach was used to estimate differential renal blood flow (DRBF) and a Patlak-Rutland approach was used to estimate differential renal function (DRF) using Gd-DTPA-BMA-enhanced MRI. DRBF and DRF were estimated in rat kidneys under three different experimental conditions: 1) transient renal artery occlusion (TRAO); 2) partial(More)
Previously we demonstrated that neonatally induced partial unilateral ureteral obstruction (PUUO) in rats is associated with changes in the abundance of renal acid-base transporters that were paralleled by reduction in renal functions dependent on the severity and duration of obstruction. The aim of the present study was to identify whether changes in renal(More)
Regional cerebral blood flow in anaesthetized pigs is determined with the microsphere method. Five regions of cortical grey matter and three white subcortical areas in each hemisphere are examined together with anatomically classic structures. The validity of the biopsies was confirmed by freeze drying of the tissue. Three flow measurements in a group of(More)