Is Detrusor Contraction during Rapid Bladder Filling Caused by Cold or Warm Water? A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Trial. Kozomara M, Mehnert U, Seifert B, Kessler TM. J Urol: Jan 2018 - review by HB Goldman
The ice water test is thought to cause C-fiber mediated responses of the bladder particularly in neurogenic patients.
Bladder Reconstruction Rates Differ among Centers Participating in National Spina Bifida Patient Registry. Routh JC, Joseph DB, Liu T, et al. J Urol: Jan 2018 - review by HB Goldman
Spina bifida (SB) is the most common disabling birth defect in the US and neurogenic bladder dysfunction is the norm in these patients. The National Spina Bifida Patient Registry (NSBPR) was established to document care patterns and ultimately improve the care of these patients
Home Urodynamic Pressures and Volume Measurement for the Neurogenic Bladder; Hidas G, Soltani T, Billimek J, et al, J Urol: Dec 2017- review by HB Goldman
This study describes an easy, inexpensive method of monitoring bladder pressures in between their routine visits to their urologists in children with spina bifida who have been optimized with anticholinergics and are dependent on CIC
Triggered Urine Interleukin-6 Correlates to Severity of Symptoms in Nonfebrile UTI's. Sunden F, Butler D, Wullt B. Urol. July 2017 - review by HB Goldman
Sunden et al from Lund, Sweden describe the use of
Interleukin-6 to distinguish severity of UTIs and potentially discriminate
between asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) and UTI in patients with elevated
residual urine and neurogenic bladder.
Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of OnabotulinumtoxinA in Patients with NDO - Rovner E, Kohan A, Chartier-Kastler E, et al. J Urol: Sept 2016 - Review by HB Goldman
NDO patients who had completed and initial 1 year Onabotulinum toxin A study were allowed to continue in a 4 year extension study.
AUS in male patients with spina bifida - Khene ZE, Paret F, Perrouin- Verbe MA,et al. J Urol: Sept 2017 - Review By HB Goldman
A retrospective analysis of the French spina bifida network database was performed to evaluate outcome differences between those patients who had an artificial urinary sphincter implanted with the cuff at the bulbar urethra versus those with the cuff at the bladder neck.