Power Doppler of the urethra in continent or incontinent, pre- and postmenopausal women

Power Doppler of the urethra in continent or incontinent, pre- and postmenopausal women

Autor Jarmy-Di Bella, ZIK Google Scholar
Girao, MJBC Google Scholar
Sartori, MFG Google Scholar
Di Bella, V Google Scholar
Lederman, H. M. Google Scholar
Baracat, E. C. Google Scholar
Lima, G. R. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Urethral pressure should exceed bladder pressure, both at rest and on stress, for urinary continence to occur. A decrease in urethral pressure is a major factor explaining the pathogenesis of urinary incontinence. A number of elements, such as smooth and striated periurethral muscles, and connective, vascular and elastic tissues, contribute to urethral pressure. the periurethral vessels are influenced by hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy and postmenopause. We studied the periurethral vessels in 97 women, 57 of whom were incontinent and 40 continent, using power color Doppler velocimetry. the number of periurethral vessels, systolic peak, minimum diastolic values, pulsatility and resistance indexes, as well as systolic-diastolic ratio, were assessed. Statistically significant differences were found between incontinent women in the premenopausal period and those in the postmenopausal period, regarding the number of periurethral vessels, systolic peak, minimum diastolic values, pulsatility and resistance indexes.
Palavra-chave periurethral vessels
postmenopause
power color Doppler velocimetry
urinary incontinence
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2000-06-01
Publicado em International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Godalming: Springer-verlag London Ltd, v. 11, n. 3, p. 148-155, 2000.
ISSN 0937-3462 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Springer
Extensão 148-155
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s001920070042
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000087934800004
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26318

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