What is the role of implantable bladder pressure monitors in bladder pressure assessment?

Updated: Jan 16, 2020
  • Author: Pamela I Ellsworth, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Research is ongoing with implantable bladder pressure monitors. (Majerus SJA, Fietter PC, Ferry EK, Hui Z, Gustafson KJ, Damaser MO. Suburothelial bladder contraction detected with implanted pressure sensor. PLoS 2017; 12(1): e0168378; Dakurah MN, Koo C, Choi N, Joung Y-H. Implantable Bladder Sensors: A methodological review. Int Neurourol J 2015 Sept; 19(3): 133-141.

 Various techniques/kits have been used to measure bladder pressure, including manometry, “homemade” ICU systems, and commercially available IAP monitoring devices.

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