Bladder sensation testing: Where are we?

Firouz Daneshgari*, Kimberly Kenton

*Corresponding author for this work

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The pathogenesis of several diseases of the bladder is believed to lie in autonomic and sensory neuropathy, specifically in increased or altered afferent autonomic sensitivity. Nevertheless, no single standardized method has been devised to measure bladder sensation in these conditions. Here we first outline the physiology of the bladder, and then describe the four principal instruments and procedures that are currently used to measure bladder sensation. We conclude by assessing the clinical applicability of current perception threshold testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Bladder Dysfunction Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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