The evaluation of normal and pathological bladder sensations

R. Heeringa

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    Studies of bladder sensations are often invasive and therefore aggravating for patients with an overactive bladder. Aim of this PhD research was the development of non-invasive methods and an understandable and applicable terminology to evaluate bladder sensations. In focus groups, a constant urine production was generated by a so-called ‘water load protocol’. This protocol, combined with a constant focus on the bladder, offers the possibility to evaluate in a non-invasive way the origin of the sensation of having to urinate, and to establish a clear and applicable terminology. Also by keeping a sensation-related urination diary that contains a scale for the degree of the urge and the degree of bladder fullness, bladder sensations can be evaluated.

    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Maastricht University
    • van Kerrebroeck, Philippe, Supervisor
    • De Wachter, Stefan, Supervisor, External person
    • van Koeveringe, G.A., Co-Supervisor, External person
    Award date1 Nov 2012
    Place of PublicationMaastrcht
    Print ISBNs9789461591784
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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