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Overactive bladder (OAB), according to the International Continence Society (ICS) definition, is a symptom syndrome, with urgency as the cornerstone symptom. However, the word 'urgency' and its definition continue to be the subject of much debate and confusion. It is generally difficult for patients to differentiate urgency from normal urge, particularly(More)
AIMS In human urinary bladder, beta3-ARs play an important role in promoting detrusor relaxation during the storage phase of the micturition cycle. The present study investigated whether a Trp64Arg polymorphism of the gene encoding the beta3-AR is associated with overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome. METHODS This study involved 100 women with OAB and 101(More)
A 58-year-old man developed dysuria and residual sensation one year after the traffic accident. Half a year later, he developed chest pain and underwent coronary arteriography. Numbness in the left arm, burning sensation below the knees and urinary retention emerged immediately after prolonged neck extention during the examination. He required intermittent(More)
A 18-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of high fever and headache. Nuchal stiffness was present, and a CSF examination showed lymphocyte-domonant pleocytosis and a decreased level of glucose. Although antibiotics, aciclovir and an antimycotic drug were administered, disturbance of consciousness, involuntary movements, and pyramidal tract(More)
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