[Active forces of urinary continence and urethral fatigability. Application to stress urinary incontinence in women].

Eighteen women who had urinary stress incontinence were studied to find the existence of urethral fatigue on effort by using a sphincterometric technique. Urethral pressure measurements at rest as compared with after six heavy coughs showed a mean lowering of the urethral pressure of 40% (range 24.5%-90%) in 10 women. Spectral analysis of the… CONTINUE READING