Transabdominal ultrasound measurement of pelvic floor muscle mobility in men with and without chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pelvic floor muscle motion in men with and without chronic prostatitic/chronic pelvic pain syndrome using transabdominal ultrasound.

No study has directly evaluated pelvic floor muscle mobility in individuals with and without chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

METHODS: A convenience sample of 40 males participated in the study. Subjects were categorized into 2 groups: those with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (n = 20) and those without chronic pelvic pain syndrome (n = 20). The amount of bladder base movement on ultrasound (normalized to body mass index) was measured in all subjects and considered as an indicator of pelvic floor muscle mobility.

RESULTS: Statistical analysis (independent t-test) revealed significant difference in transabdominal ultrasound measurements for pelvic floor muscle function between the 2 groups (P = .03, 95% CI -0.26 to -0.01).

CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicate that pelvic floor muscle mobility differs in the 2 groups.

Written by:
Khorasani B, Arab AM, Sedighi Gilani MA, Samadi V, Assadi H.   Are you the author?
University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Reference: Urology. 2012 Sep;80(3):673-7.
doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2012.05.026


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PMID: 22925244

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