Urethral sphincter needle electromyography in women: comparison of periurethral and transvaginal approaches.

@article{Olsen1998UrethralSN,
  title={Urethral sphincter needle electromyography in women: comparison of periurethral and transvaginal approaches.},
  author={Ambre L. Olsen and Jesse Benson and Edna McClellan},
  journal={Neurourology and urodynamics},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={531-5}
}
Needle electromyography (EMG) of the striated urethral sphincter is the only technique that permits detection of individual motor unit action potentials (MUAPs) and is a valuable diagnostic tool in the evaluation of women with urinary incontinence and voiding disorders. The purpose of this study was to compare two methods of urethral needle EMG with respect to the number of MUAPs identified, the amount of patient discomfort, and the duration of the examination. Twenty consecutive women referred… CONTINUE READING