Basic Sensations Coming From the Bladder
A major complication in studies to identify the nature of bladder sensations is language. It is difficult, if not near impossible, for the lay person, with no knowledge of physiology, anatomy or pathology, to put into simple terms a description of basic visceral sensations. Therefore, before the investigators can speculate about the detailed mechanisms generating sensation the investigators must overcome this language and communication difficulty. This will be addressed in the present study.
There are important reasons why the investigators must identify the mechanisms generating the different sensations as the bladder fills. One of them is that these are basic physiological mechanisms which need to be better understood.
Overactive Bladder Syndrome
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Description of Basic Visceral Sensations Coming From the Bladder|
- description of bladder sensations [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The primary objective of this experiment is to address how medical students and patients with OAB describe the sensations they feel during the filling phase of the bladder.
- To put into simple terms a description of basic visceral sensations coming from the bladder
- Describe the pattern of normal sensations during filling
|Study Start Date:||September 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with overactive bladder syndrome
|Maastricht University Medical Centre|
|Maastricht, Netherlands, 6202 AZ|
|Study Director:||Gommert A van Koeveringe, MD, PhD, Urologist||Maastricht University Medical Centre|