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Cystitis lion

Marc Possover
OBJECTIVES:   To report about our first short series of laparoscopic implantation of neuroprothesis-LION procedure-to the sacral plexus for treatment of different neurogenic bladder dysfunctions in patients in whom percutaneous sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) failed. MATERIAL AND METHODS:   A unilateral sacral LION procedure was performed in four patients with a refractary interstitial cystitis, in 13 patients with refractory bladder overactivity (multiple sclerosis N= 8, spina bifida N= 1, incomplete paraplegia N= 2, diabetic cystopathy N= 1), one patient with a neurogenic bladder incontinence by Parkinson syndrome, and in four patients for treatment for bladder atonia (Fowler's syndrome)...
April 2010: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
W J Harmon, C K McAllister
PURPOSE: Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is a true American hero. His medical history and war wounds provide a rare snapshot of Civil War era medicine. In particular the most devastating injury was a rifle shot through the pelvis rupturing the bladder and urethra. We describe this injury and how it affected his life to provide insight into late 19th century urological care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All available references, including biographies, letters, surgical reports, military documents and prior medical summaries, were reviewed regarding Chamberlain's urological history...
March 2000: Journal of Urology
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