bladder compliance

blad·der com·pli·ance

change in volume of bladder for a given change in pressure; can be calculated from a cytometrogram's pressure volume curve.

bladder compliance

A general term for the relationship between changes in the bladder volume and changes in pressure on the detrusor muscle; the ability of the bladder to stretch in response to an increase in volume of urine.

bladder compliance

Urology Distensibility of the urinary bladder when filled. See Cystometrogram.
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Changes in voided volume, cystometric bladder capacity, bladder compliance and detrusor contractions were also recorded.
The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of ureterocystoplasty in children with a small bladder capacity and low bladder compliance.
A medium-term analysis of the subjective efficacy of treatment for women with detrusor instability and low bladder compliance.
Bladder compliance describes the relationship between the change in volume and change in detrusor pressure and is expressed in millilitres per centimetre of water (ml/cm[H.
It results in loss of bladder compliance and elasticity, decrease in functional bladder volume, increased storing pressure, loss of contractions and residual urine in the bladder (15).
The underlying mechanisms involve overactive detrusor muscle or poor bladder compliance.
The higher artificial filling rates are associated with lower bladder compliance and higher pressure rises during filling in patients with neurogenic bladder (5,6).
At the 4-week follow-up visit, urodynamic evaluation revealed a significant increase of maximal cystometric bladder capacity, bladder compliance, volume during first desire to void, and a decrease of daytime frequency.
In female patients, the evaluation must include a complete history and physical examination (including a pelvic examination) and simple cystometrogram to rule out abnormalities of bladder compliance and abnormalities of urethral support.
Preliminary data relating to bladder compliance and urinary incontinence was observed during the Phase Ib clinical trial of 12 patients.
This causes proliferation in mucosa, submucosa, detrusor, and serosa and a decrease in bladder compliance affecting the response of the bladder to filling and contraction.
Patients with poor bladder compliance, detrusor sphincter dyssynergia or outlet obstruction can develop a functional obstruction due to raised intravesical pressures.