Bladder wall thickness and ultrasound estimated bladder weight in healthy adults with portative ultrasound device

Kanyilmaz, S.; Calis, F.Atamaz.; Cinar, Y.; Akkoc, Y.

Journal of Research in Medical Sciences the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences 18(2): 103-106

2013


ISSN/ISBN: 1735-1995
PMID: 23914210
Accession: 036775815

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Abstract
Bacground: The aim of this study was to investigate bladder wall thickness (BWT) and ultrasound estimated bladder weight (UEBW) values in healthy population with a portative ultrasound device and their relationship with demographic parameters. MaterialsandThe study was carried out in Neurorehabilitation Clinic of Ege University Hospital. Ninety-five subjects (48 women and 47 men) aged between 18 and 56 were included in the study. BWT and UEBW were determined non-invasively with a portative ultrasound device; BladderScan BVM 6500 at a frequency of 3.7 MHz at functional bladder capacity. These values were compared by gender, and their relation was assessed with age, body mass index (BMI) and parity. Mean BWT was 2.0 ± 0.4 mm and UEBW was 44.6 ± 8.3 g at a mean volume of 338.0 ± 82.1 ml. Although higher results were obtained in men at higher bladder volumes, the results did not differ significantly by gender. Correlation analyses revealed statistically significant correlation between UEBW and age (r = 0.32). BWT was negatively correlated with volume (r = –0.50) and bladder surface area (r = –0.57). Also, statistically significant correlations were observed between UEBW and volume (r = 0.36), bladder surface area (r = 0.48) and BWT (r = 0.25). Determined values of BWT and UEBW in healthy population are estimated with portative ultrasound devices, which are future promising, for their convenient, easy, non-invasive, time-efficient hand-held use for screening.