At the conclusion of the study period, 1 (7%) patient continued to have total incontinence; 3 (20%) patients lived with improved incontinence (<1 pad per day); 3 (20%) patients self-catheterized and dilated (1 due to an atonic bladder
and 2 for recurrent structuring); 1 (7%) patient reported voiding well; 3 (20%) patients underwent cystectomy with ileo-conduits; 2 (13%) patients had chronic hematuria; and 2 (13%) passed away (1 from comorbid medical disease and 1 from a pulmonary embolus a week before the scheduled cystectomy).
In January of this year, SRS Medical acquired substantially all of the assets of Asbrook/Eris of Ventura, CA, a leading manufacturer of urodynamic products, and previously acquired the In-Flow(TM) device, an advanced technology for female atonic bladder
, from American Medical Systems, Inc.
women and their counterparts worldwide suffer from atonic bladder
, usually as a consequence of spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, etc.
A giant atonic bladder was detected, and a urologist was consulted during surgery.
Methods of examination which have been used to investigate the atonic bladder include urodynamic tests to determine bladder function, cystograms to evaluate for vesicoureteral reflux, and cystoscopy to evaluate bladder anatomy.
5,6] Although our patient had no neurological symptoms and no pathological neurological finding on physical examination, we performed cranial and lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging to exclude neurogenic causes of atonic bladder.
The other possible cause of atonic bladder may be the local invasion of autonomic nerves of bladder by rectum carcinoma.
Most women with atonic bladder use intermittent or indwelling urinary catheters, although catheter use is associated with an increased risk of infection.
Connolly, President and CEO of SRS Medical states, "The In-Flow technology is truly transformational, with a unique ability to empower many women with atonic bladder.
Influence's In-Flow(TM) catheter is designed for women with overflow incontinence caused by atonic bladder
(a condition where the bladder lacks the normal muscle tone, resulting in the inability to urinate normally; it can be the result of spinal cord injury, nervous system disorders caused by Multiple Sclerosis or Diabetes and medication).