Spatial distribution of vaginal closure pressures of continent and stress urinary incontinent women.

@article{Peng2007SpatialDO,
  title={Spatial distribution of vaginal closure pressures of continent and stress urinary incontinent women.},
  author={Qiyu Peng and R. Carter W. Jones and Keiichi Shishido and Sadao Omata and Christos E. Constantinou},
  journal={Physiological measurement},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={1429-50}
}
Clinically the strength of the contraction of the female pelvic floor is qualitatively evaluated by vaginal tactile palpation. We therefore developed a probe to enable the quantitative evaluation of the closure pressures along the vagina. Four force sensors mounted on the four orthogonal directions of an intra-vaginal probe were used to measure the vaginal pressure profile (VPP) along the vaginal wall. Clinical experiments on 23 controls and 10 patients with stress urinary incontinence (SUI… CONTINUE READING