Early detection of diabetic visceral neuropathy. An electrophysiologic study of bladder and urethral innervation.

@article{Andersen1976EarlyDO,
  title={Early detection of diabetic visceral neuropathy. An electrophysiologic study of bladder and urethral innervation.},
  author={J. Thorup Andersen and Wayne E. Bradley},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={1976},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={1100-5}
}
The segmental and supraspinal innervation of the detrusor muscle and periurethral striated musculature was studied in 27 patients with diabetes mellitus by gas cystometry, integrated sphincter electromyography, and spinal evoked-response latency measurements. Slowing of neural conduction velocities was a consistent finding in all the patients, even when cystometry did not show abnormalities. Thus, neuropathy in the segmental innervation of the bladder and urethra was documented.