The passive and active contractile properties of the neurogenic, underactive bladder
BJU International, 06/26/2012
Young JS et al. – There is no evidence of contractile failure in a highly–compliant bladder. The observations of reduced passive bladder wall stiffness and an enhanced rate of stress relaxation lead to the conclusion that increased compliance is marked by altered matrix properties that dissipate muscle force, thereby generating low pressures. Contractile agonists may be effective for improving bladder function in detrusor underactivity.