Measuring the sensations of urge and bladder filling during cystometry in urge incontinence and the effects of neuromodulation

@article{Oliver2003MeasuringTS,
  title={Measuring the sensations of urge and bladder filling during cystometry in urge incontinence and the effects of neuromodulation},
  author={Sarah Oliver and Clare J. Fowler and Anthony Mundy and Michael Duncan Craggs},
  journal={Neurourology and Urodynamics},
  year={2003},
  volume={22}
}
As urge and urgency contribute greatly to a patient's symptoms, it follows that sensory evaluation combined with noninvasive neuromodulation during urodynamics may provide new criteria for improving patient selection for an implantable stimulator. The purpose of this research was to develop and validate an objective measure of bladder sensations during filling cystometry and then to apply this technique to evaluate the effects of neuromodulation on the sensations of urge measured in this way. 

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