Primary bladder neck obstruction (PBNO) represents an inappropriate or inadequate relaxation of the bladder neck during micturition. Based on the observation of an increased rate of postural imbalances in male patients with PBNO, we hypothesized a possible role of an unbalanced biomechanics of the pelvis on urethral sphincters activity. Our aim was to identify kinematic imbalances, usually disregarded in PBNO patients, and which could eventually be involved in the etiopathogenesis of the disease. Seven male adult patients (39.6 +/- 7.1 years) were recruited; in all patients, PBNO was suspected at bladder diary and uroflowmetry, and was endoscopically confirmed with urethroscopy. Participants gait was recorded with a motion capture system (BTS Spa, Italy) to obtain three-dimensional joint angles and gait parameters. Multivariate statistics based on a Principal Component model allowed to assess the similarity of patients' gait patterns with respect to control subjects. The main finding is that patients with PBNO showed significant discordance in the observations at the ankle and pelvis level. Additionally, 6/7 patients demonstrated altered trunk positions compared to normal curves. We suggest that the identified postural imbalances could represent the cause for an anomalous activation of pelvic floor muscles (hypertonia). The consequent urinary sphincters hypercontraction may be responsible for the development of voiding dysfunction in male patients with no significant morphological alterations. Results reinforced the hypothesis of an etiopathogenetic role of postural imbalances on primary bladder neck obstruction in male patients.
Gait analysis of young male patients diagnosed with primary bladder neck obstruction / M. Zago, T.C. Camerota, S. Pisu, D. Ciprandi, C. Sforza. - In: JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY. - ISSN 1050-6411. - 35(2017 Aug), pp. 69-75.
|Titolo:||Gait analysis of young male patients diagnosed with primary bladder neck obstruction|
ZAGO, MATTEO (Primo)
CAMEROTA, TOMMASO CIRO (Secondo)
CIPRANDI, DANIELA (Penultimo)
SFORZA, CHIARELLA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||urology; voiding dysfunction; lower urinary tract symptoms; postural control; pelvic imbalances|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/16 - Anatomia Umana|
Settore MED/24 - Urologia
Settore M-EDF/02 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Sportive
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2017.05.005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|