artificial urinary sphincter


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artificial urinary sphincter

An hydraulic device with an inflation pump and the ability to deflate that surrounds the bladder outlet, and maintains urinary continence when patients want to remain dry, while permitting voiding when it is appropriate. It is used to treat stress urinary incontinence.
See also: sphincter
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13 years of experience with artificial urinary sphincter implantation at Baylor College of Medicine.
Management of urinary incontinence after prostatec-itomy with the artificial urinary sphincter. J Urol 1989; 142:302-4.
Transcorporal artificial urinary sphincter cuff placement in cases requiring revision for erosion and urethral atrophy.
Artificial urinary sphincter for post-prostatectomy incontinence in men who had prior radiotherapy: A risk and outcome analysis.
Table 1: Artificial urinary sphincter: Long-term results [Table omitted]
Revision rate after artificial urinary sphincter implantation for incontinence after radical prostatectomy: actuarial analysis.
Surgery Insight: surgical management of postprostatectomy incontinence-the artificial urinary sphincter and male sling.
The artificial urinary sphincter is the treatment of choice for post-radical prostatectomy incontinence.
Quality of life and patient satisfaction after artificial urinary sphincter. Can Urol Assoc J 2011;5:268-7210.5489/cuaj.09137Epub Jan 13, 2011.
The artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is the established standard for management of post-prostatectomy incontinence and has improved the quality of life for countless patients.[sup.1] Its acceptance as the standard is attributable to its high success rates and few overall complications.[sup.2,3] Urethral erosion is a well-recognized complication typically presenting acutely with infection, pain and urinary leakage.[sup.4] The use of steroids, though clearly beneficial for many diseases, wreaks havoc on postoperative recovery given its anti-inflammatory properties and profound effects on wound healing.[sup.5] We present an atypical, insidious onset of urethral erosion from an AUS in a patient on chronic high-dose steroids.
The urinary catheters followed by urethral slings and artificial urinary sphincters are most commonly preferred stress urinary incontinence device, thus registering significant revenue share in global stress urinary incontinence market.