Association of lower urinary tract symptoms and chronic ischaemia of the lower urinary tract in elderly women and men: assessment using colour Doppler ultrasonography.

@article{Pinggera2008AssociationOL,
  title={Association of lower urinary tract symptoms and chronic ischaemia of the lower urinary tract in elderly women and men: assessment using colour Doppler ultrasonography.},
  author={Germar Michael Pinggera and Michael Josef Mitterberger and Eberhard Steiner and Leo Pallwein and Ferdinand Frauscher and Friedrich Aigner and Georg Bartsch and H einer Strasser},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 4},
  pages={470-4}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate, using transrectal colour Doppler ultrasonography, (TRCDUS) whether perfusion of the bladder and prostate is reduced in elderly patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), common in later life, as experimental data suggest that chronic ischaemia has a key role in the development of LUTS. PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS In 32 elderly patients with LUTS (12 women, mean age 82.3 years, group 1; and 20 men, 79.4 years, group 2) perfusion of the bladder neck (in… CONTINUE READING