Abnormal electromyographic activity of the urethral sphincter, voiding dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries: a new syndrome?

@article{Fowler1988AbnormalEA,
  title={Abnormal electromyographic activity of the urethral sphincter, voiding dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries: a new syndrome?},
  author={Clare Juliet Fowler and Timothy J. Christmas and Christopher R Chapple and Helen Fitzmaurice Parkhouse and Roger Sinclair Kirby and H. S. Jacobs},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1988},
  volume={297 6661},
  pages={1436-8}
}
A potential association between abnormal electromyographic activity--that is, decelerating bursts and complex repetitive discharges--of the urethral sphincter and difficulty in voiding was examined in 57 women with urinary retention. Abnormal electromyographic activity was found in 33. Ultrasonography of the ovaries in 22 of the 33 women showed that 14 had polycystic ovaries. Of the other eight women, two had had oophorectomies, one had shrunken ovaries and ovarian failure, and one had… CONTINUE READING
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