INSTRUMENTATION FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF VESICAL PRESSURE IN MEN

João Carlos Martins de Almeida, Rodrigo Horikawa Watanabe, David Jacques Cohen, Carlos Arturo Levi D'Ancona, José Wilson Magalhães Bassani

Abstract

Urodynamic assessment is important to evaluate bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), but the procedure is invasive, expensive and time-consuming, and is not free of complications (e. g. macroscopic hematuria, fever). In a previous work, we reported a new method developed for measuring vesical static pressure during urodynamic exams by using a device named urethral connector (UC). Clinical tests indicated that the new method is comparable to the conventional standard procedure with clear advantages. In this work, we describe improvements made on the UC, which confer greater autonomy and portability to the whole measurement system. We also report the results of clinical tests.

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Martins de Almeida J., Horikawa Watanabe R., Jacques Cohen D., Levi D'Ancona C. and Magalhães Bassani J. (2011). INSTRUMENTATION FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF VESICAL PRESSURE IN MEN . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-37-9, pages 189-193. DOI: 10.5220/0003152601890193


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@conference{biodevices11,
author={João Carlos Martins de Almeida and Rodrigo Horikawa Watanabe and David Jacques Cohen and Carlos Arturo Levi D'Ancona and José Wilson Magalhães Bassani},
title={INSTRUMENTATION FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF VESICAL PRESSURE IN MEN},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={189-193},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003152601890193},
isbn={978-989-8425-37-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - INSTRUMENTATION FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF VESICAL PRESSURE IN MEN
SN - 978-989-8425-37-9
AU - Martins de Almeida J.
AU - Horikawa Watanabe R.
AU - Jacques Cohen D.
AU - Levi D'Ancona C.
AU - Magalhães Bassani J.
PY - 2011
SP - 189
EP - 193
DO - 10.5220/0003152601890193