Department of Paediatric Surgery, SKIMS Soura Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Early use of Bladder Relaxant (Oxybutynin) in Posterior Urethral Valve Patients. Is it Justified?
Author(s): Sajad Ahmad Wani*, Narindra Babu, Mir Faheem, Viney Jadhav, Ramesh S and Deepak J
Introduction: Posterior Urethral Valves (PUV) constitute the most common infravesical urinary obstruction in boys. Bladder dysfunction, the pattern of which changes with the age and is common cause of morbidity in PUV patients. Urodynamic study provides a useful tool to identify the bladder dysfunction and allow timely and appropriate management. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of early use of bladder relaxant (oxybutynin) on urodynamic parameters in PUV patients and to compare our results with other authors. Material and Methods: Patients with posterior urethral valves more than 4 years of age were included in the study. After the diagnosis, oxybutynin was started prophylactically in all patients. Invasive urodynamic study was done in all patients minimum one year after start of oxybutynin. Bladder relaxant (oxybutynin) .. Read More»