TAPAN K. CHAUDHURI, M.D.; J.D. KEITH PALMER, M.D.; ROBERT H. BURGER, M.D.; SIDNEY FINK, M.D.
To the editor: Peroneal motor nerve conduction velocity measurement is increasingly used in studying and quantifying diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), and has been found to signal diabetic secondary impotence (1). A close relation exists between diabetic peripheral neuropathy and cystoparesis (2). The diagnosis of cystoparesis, with its potential for infection and calculous formation is of particular importance in the diabetic patient. We retrospectively reviewed findings after a standard radioisotope test (3) for post-voiding residual urine volumes. Eighteen diabetic men, ages 52 to 72 years (mean, 63) had no history of urinary retention, but had diabetic peripheral neuropathy (motor nerve conduction
CHAUDHURI TK, PALMER JK, BURGER RH, FINK S. Urinary Retention in Diabetic Patients. Ann Intern Med. ;108:642. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-4-642_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(4):642.
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