Bladder smooth muscle dysfunction in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

  title={Bladder smooth muscle dysfunction in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Peter J Whorwell and Eric W. Lupton and Doğan Erduran and Kenneth S. Wilson},
  volume={27 9},
Urodynamic studies were carried out on 30 patients with irritable bowel syndrome and 30 matched controls. Fifty per cent of the irritable bowel patients compared with only 13% of the control group had evidence of bladder dysfunction (p = 0.006). In the irritable bowel group detrusor instability was observed in 10 patients compared with only one control subject (p = 0.008). A steep cystometrogram occurred in five irritable bowel patients and three controls (NS). Detrusor instability was most… CONTINUE READING
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