All publications of “Carlos Arturo Levi D’Ancona”

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Intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA injections are significantly more efficacious than oral oxybutynin for treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity: results of a randomized, controlled, 24-week trial

Rúiter Silva Ferreira ORCID logo , Carlos Arturo Levi D’Ancona ORCID logo , Matthias Oelke ORCID logo , Maurício Rassi Carneiro ORCID logo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4207

ABSTRACT Objective To prospectively compare the results of intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA injections and oral oxybutynin for urinary continence, urodynamic parameters and quality of life in patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity due to spinal cord injury. Methods Adult patients under intermittent catheterization were randomized 1:1 to receive one injection of onabotulinumtoxinA 300U or oxybutynin 5mg, per oris, three times/day. Primary study endpoint was change in urinary incontinence episodes/24 hours and secondary study endpoints were maximum cystometric capacity, maximum detrusor pressure, bladder compliance […]

Impact of treadmill gait training with neuromuscular electrical stimulation on the urodynamic profile of patients with high cervical spinal cord injury

Carlos Arturo Levi D’Ancona, Alberto Clilclet, Lia Yumi Ikari, Renato Jesus Pedro, Walter da Silva Júnior

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1691

ABSTRACTObjective:To evaluate the impact of gait training with neuromuscular electrical stimulation on urodynamic parameters of patients with neurogenic bladder.Methods:Eight male quadriplegic patients with complete cervical injury level ranging from C4 to C7 comprised the study population. They underwent treadmill gait training with neuromuscular electrical stimulation for six months, only after having their quadriceps and tibialis anterior muscles stimulated for five months in order to support at least 50% of their body weight (pre-gait training). Urodynamic testing was performed before the […]