Mild heating and reduction of bladder spontaneous contractions

Darryl Kitney, Rita Jabr, Bahareh Vahabi, Christopher Fry

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The urinary bladder generates spontaneous contractile activity (SA) to maintain bladder wall tone but remains compliant during filling. SA is greater in isolated preparations from patients with overactive bladder (OAB) and may underlie the associated symptoms. Due to significant refractoriness and adverse side-effects of drug-based therapies, new approaches to alleviate the symptoms of OAB are desirable. One approach may be through mild heating of the bladder wall.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalBJU International
Early online date20 Jul 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Jul 2017

Bibliographical note



  • heating
  • overactive bladder
  • spontaneous contractions


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