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Atsushi Aikawa, Masaki Muramatsu, Yusuke Takahashi, Yuko Hamasaki, Junya Hashimoto, Mai Kubota, Youji Hyoudou, Yoshihiro Itabashi, Takeshi Kawamura, Seiichiro Shishido
Lower urinary tract abnormalities are difficult to resolve in pediatric kidney transplant patients. Measure of residual urine, voiding cystourethrography, retrograde urethrography, cystometry, electromyography of urethral external sphincter muscle, urethrometry, and uroflowmetry are the primary methods for evaluation of lower urinary tract abnormalities. Endoscopic resection or ablation of urethral valves is required in children with posterior urethral valve to treat obstruction, but bladder function does not always recover and may deteriorate to end-stage renal failure even after the obstruction is released...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Akira Furuta, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Taro Igarashi, Yusuke Koike, Shin Egawa, Naoki Yoshimura
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of combined treatment of tadalafil (a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor) and tamsulosin (an α1 -adrenoceptor antagonist) on bladder dysfunction in a rat model of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). METHODS: Cystometry was performed in conscious female BOO rats 6 weeks after partially ligation of the urethra. Either tadalafil (0.03, 0.1 and 0.3 mg/kg) or tamsulosin (0.001, 0.003 and 0.01 mg/kg) was cumulatively applied intravenously at 30-min intervals to examine changes in cystometric parameters and blood pressures...
March 8, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Naoki Wada, Takahiro Shimizu, Nobutaka Shimizu, William C de Groat, Anthony J Kanai, Pradeep Tyagi, Hidehiro Kakizaki, Naoki Yoshimura
AIMS: To investigate the role of nerve growth factor (NGF) in lower urinary tract dysfunction in mice with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: Using 4-week SCI mice, single-filling cystometry and external urethral sphincter (EUS)-electromyography were performed under an awake condition. In some SCI mice, anti-NGF antibodies (10 µg/kg/h) were administered for 1 or 2 weeks before the urodynamic study. NGF levels in the bladder and L6/S1 spinal cord were assayed by ELISA...
March 8, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Richard P Nobrega, Eskinder Solomon, Julie Jenks, Tamsin Greenwell, Jeremy Ockrim
AIMS: To assess whether the urodynamic parameters of mean voided volume, peak detrusor overactivity (DO) pressure, bladder compliance, capacity, and volume at first detrusor overactivity during filling cystometry can predict a successful outcome at first stage tined lead placement (FSTLP). METHODS: Ninty-nine consecutive patients with urodynamically proven idiopathic detrusor overactivity (IDO) refractory to medical treatment and opting for Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS), were assessed pre and post FSTLP...
March 6, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Naoki Aizawa, Daiji Watanabe, Hiroshi Fukuhara, Tetsuya Fujimura, Haruki Kume, Yukio Homma, Yasuhiko Igawa
AIMS: We investigated the effects of silodosin, an α1A-adrenoceptor (AR) antagonist, on bladder function, especially on non-voiding contractions (NVCs), in a male rat model of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) by evaluating cystometry (CMG) findings and bladder mechanosensitive single-unit afferent activities (SAAs), related with microcontractions, which may be similar with NVCs and to be of myogenic origin, in the rat model. METHODS: BOO was created by partial ligation of the posterior urethra...
March 6, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Naoki Aizawa, Yoshikazu Fujimori, Jun-Ichi Kobayashi, Osamu Nakanishi, Hideaki Hirasawa, Haruki Kume, Yukio Homma, Yasuhiko Igawa
AIMS: Transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8) is proposed to be a promising therapeutic target for hypersensitive bladder disorders. We examined the effects of KPR-2579, a novel selective TRPM8 antagonist, on body temperature and on mechanosensitive bladder single-unit afferent activities (SAAs) provoked by intravesical acetic acid (AA) instillation in rats. METHODS: Female Sprague-Dawley rats were used. Effects of cumulative intravenous (i.v.) administrations of KPR-2579 (0...
February 21, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Junlong Zhang, Mingxin Cao, Yu Chen, Zi Wan, Hua Wang, Huanyi Lin, Weijie Liang, Yueyou Liang
BACKGROUND Changes in expression and activity of ion channels are important pathophysiological mechanisms underlying detrusor overactivity (DO) in partial bladder outlet obstruction (PBOO). The objective of this study was to examine the expression of TREK-1 channel in the bladder and central nervous system of DO rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to PBOO operations and those displaying non-voiding contractions (NVCs) in cystometry were classified as DO. Sham-operated rats without NVCs in cystometry served as controls...
February 20, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Hilary Z Hu, Nicolas Granger, S Balakrishna Pai, Ravi V Bellamkonda, Nick D Jeffery
Many hundreds of thousands of people around the world are living with the long-term consequences of spinal cord injury and they need effective new therapies. Laboratory research in experimental animals has identified a large number of potentially translatable interventions but transition to the clinic is not straightforward. Further evidence of efficacy in more clinically-relevant lesions is required to gain sufficient confidence to commence human clinical trials. Of the many therapeutic candidates currently available, intraspinally applied chondroitinase ABC has particularly well documented efficacy in experimental animals...
February 9, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Elena E Foditsch, Karin Roider, Andrea M Sartori, Thomas M Kessler, Sabik Raj Kayastha, Ludwig Aigner, Marc P Schneider
Lower urinary tract function is mainly assessed by means of cystometric bladder function analysis in rodents. Conventional cystometries are usually performed as terminal analysis under urethane anesthesia. It is well known that anesthetic drugs can influence bladder function. Hence, the aim of this technique is to perform cystometric measurements of the urinary bladder and external urethral sphincter in lightly restrained awake rats. For this purpose, a bladder catheter is implanted into the bladder dome. Subsequently, two electrodes are implanted bilateral to the external urethral sphincter and a ground electrode is sutured to a non-responsive skeletal muscle...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Qian Liu, Chao Wu, Shengquan Huang, Qingjian Wu, Tao Zhou, Xiaobing Liu, Xin Liu, Xiaoyan Hu, Longkun Li
Spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to bereft voluntary control of bladder, but the possible role of spontaneous excited system in bladder of SCI patients is poorly understood. Hyper-polarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels are deemed to regulate the spontaneous contraction of bladder, our study explored the functional role of HCN channels in SCI induced neurogenic bladder. Sixty female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into control, sham and SCI groups. Rat models subjected to SCI at S2 levels were successfully established and were assessed using hematoxylin and eosin staining and cystometry...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
John Graham Theisen, Nicolette E Deveneau, Anu Agrawal, Casey Kinman, Jeremy Gaskins, Kate Meriwether, Sean L Francis
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of portable bladder scanner postvoid residual (PVR) volume measurements in patients with pelvic organ prolapse. A secondary goal was to determine whether covariates such as bladder volume and stage of prolapse affect bladder scanner accuracy. STUDY DESIGN: Complex urodynamic studies were performed on 70 patients with stage II or greater prolapse. Complex urodynamic studies included measurement of maximum bladder capacity (MBC) as well as measurement of PVR by urethral catheterization before, and following, complex filling cystometry...
February 8, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Klaus Deckmann, Amir Rafiq, Christian Erdmann, Christian Illig, Melanie Durschnabel, Jürgen Wess, Wolfgang Weidner, Thomas Bschleipfer, Wolfgang Kummer
We have recently identified a cholinergic chemosensory cell in the urethral epithelium, urethral brush cell (UBC), that, upon stimulation with bitter or bacterial substances, initiates a reflex detrusor activation. Here, we elucidated cholinergic mechanisms that modulate UBC responsiveness. We analyzed muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (M1-5 mAChR) expression by using RT-PCR in UBCs, recorded [Ca2+]i responses to a bitter stimulus in isolated UBCs of wild-type and mAChR-deficient mice, and performed cystometry in all involved strains...
January 17, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Jun Kamei, Hiroki Ito, Naoki Aizawa, Harumi Hotta, Toshio Kojima, Yasunori Fujita, Masafumi Ito, Yukio Homma, Yasuhiko Igawa
We investigated age-related changes in in vivo and in vitro functions and gene expression of the bladder of male and female mice. Mature and aged (12 and 27-30 month old) C57BL/6 mice of both sexes were used. Frequency volume, conscious free-moving cystometry and detrusor contractile and relaxant properties in in vitro organ bath were evaluated. mRNA expression level of muscarinic, purinergic, and β-adrenergic receptors and gene expression changes by cDNA microarray analysis of the bladder were determined...
February 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
Ching-Chung Liang, Sheng-Wen Steven Shaw, Yung-Hsin Huang, Yi-Hao Lin, Tsong-Hai Lee
To examine the effects of human amniotic fluid stem cells (hAFSCs) transplantation on bladder function and molecular changes in diabetic rats, 60 female Sprague-Dawley rats were used for study. Three groups were assigned including sham control rats, streptozotocin (STZ, 60 mg/kg)-induced diabetic rats and STZ-induced diabetic rats plus bladder hAFSCs transplantation. Compared to controls, diabetic rats had decreased body weight but increased bladder weight. Cystometries showed non-voiding contraction, residual volume, voided volume and intercontraction interval increased significantly in diabetic rats at week 4 and 12 after DM induction, but improved after hAFSCs transplantation...
February 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
Sang Wook Lee, Chae-Min Ryu, Jung-Hyun Shin, Daeheon Choi, Aram Kim, Hwan Yeul Yu, Ju-Young Han, Hye-Yeon Lee, Jisun Lim, Yong Hwan Kim, Jinbeom Heo, Seungun Lee, Hyein Ju, Sujin Kim, Ki-Sung Hong, Ji-Yeon Han, Miho Song, Hyung-Min Chung, Jun Ki Kim, Dong-Myung Shin, Myung-Soo Choo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the therapeutic effect of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (M-MSCs) on ketamine-induced cystitis (KC) in rats. METHODS: To induce KC, 10-week-old female rats were injected with 25-mg/kg ketamine hydrochloride twice weekly for 12 weeks. In the sham group, phosphate buffered saline (PBS) was injected instead of ketamine. One week after the final injection of ketamine, the indicated doses (0.25, 0.5, and 1×106 cells) of M-MSCs (KC+M-MSC group) or PBS vehicle (KC group) were directly injected into the bladder wall...
January 2018: International Neurourology Journal
Charles H Hubscher, April N Herrity, Carolyn S Williams, Lynnette R Montgomery, Andrea M Willhite, Claudia A Angeli, Susan J Harkema
OBJECTIVE: Locomotor training (LT) as a therapeutic intervention following spinal cord injury (SCI) is an effective rehabilitation strategy for improving motor outcomes, but its impact on non-locomotor functions is unknown. Given recent results of our labs' pre-clinical animal SCI LT studies and existing overlap of lumbosacral spinal circuitries controlling pelvic-visceral and locomotor functions, we addressed whether LT can improve bladder, bowel and sexual function in humans at chronic SCI time-points (> two years post-injury)...
2018: PloS One
Xavier Biardeau, Sami Hached, Oleg Loutochin, Lysanne Campeau, Mohamad Sawan, Jacques Corcos
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to present three novel remotely controlled hydromechanical artificial urinary sphincters (AUSs) and report their in-vitro and ex-vivo results. METHODS: We successively developed three distinct hydromechanical AUSs on the basis of the existing AMS800™ device by incorporating an electronic pump. No changes were made to the cuff and balloon. The AUS#1 was designed as an electromagnetically controlled device. The AUS#2 and AUS#3 were conceived as Bluetooth 2...
October 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa, Yukio Hayashi, Akira Yoshida, Shohei Yoshida, Yoshihiko Ito, Kenya Yamaguchi, Shizuo Yamada, Satoru Takahashi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate time course of bladder dysfunction and concurrent changes in number and affinity of the muscarinic and P2X receptor in the early stage of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diabetic rats were prepared by the intraperitoneal injection of 50 mg/kg of STZ to 7-week-old female Wistar rats. We performed recording of 24-h voiding behavior and cystometry at 1, 4, 8, and 12 weeks after the induction of diabetes...
January 24, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Tsuyoshi Majima, Yasuhito Funahashi, Naoki Kawamorita, Shun Takai, Yoshihisa Matsukawa, Tokunori Yamamoto, Naoki Yoshimura, Momokazu Gotoh
AIMS: We investigated whether spinal cord microglia are involved in colon-to-bladder neural crosstalk in a rat model of colitis. METHODS: Adult female SD rats were divided into A) control, B) colitis, and C) colitis + minocycline groups. Experimental colitis was induced by administering 50% trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid into the distal colon in the colitis group and the minocycline group. Minocycline, a microglial inhibitor, was continuously infused into the intrathecal space in the minocycline group...
January 19, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Ryu Kimura, Minoru Miyazato, Asuka Ashikari, Takuma Oshiro, Seiichi Saito
AIMS: We aimed to investigate the age-associated changes in movement coordination between the urinary bladder and the urethra in rats. METHODS: A total of 17 female Sprague-Dawley rats were used. The rats were divided into young (3 months old) and middle-aged (12-15 months old) groups. In both groups, isovolumetric cystometry and urethral perfusion pressure (UPP) measurements were performed under urethane anesthesia. After the rhythmic bladder contractions stabilized, L-arginine, a nitric oxide (NO) substrate (100 mg/kg), was administered intravenously in both groups...
January 15, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
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