Functional analysis of active urethral closure mechanisms under sneeze induced stress condition in a rat model of birth trauma.

@article{Kamo2006FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional analysis of active urethral closure mechanisms under sneeze induced stress condition in a rat model of birth trauma.},
  author={Izumi Kamo and Yasuhiro Kaiho and Tracy W Canon and Michael B Chancellor and William Chet de Groat and Rachelle L Prantil and David A. Vorp and Naoki Yoshimura},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2006},
  volume={176 6 Pt 1},
  pages={2711-5}
}
PURPOSE We evaluated changes in the urethral closure mechanism under a sneeze induced stress condition in a rat model of birth trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four days after vaginal distention induced by balloon catheter inflation in the vagina sneezing was induced while recording intravesical pressure with the rat under urethane anesthesia to evaluate sneeze induced leak point pressure, defined as the lowest pressure inducing fluid leakage from the urethral meatus during sneezing. Sneeze… CONTINUE READING