A study of circadian rhythmicity in urinary volume excretion.
This research investigated the presence of circadian rhythmicity in urinary volume excretion. A retrospective study medical record was completed to investigate the occurrence of rhythmic variation. Twenty-five subjects were utilized to gather urinary volume data, collected at either four- or six-hour intervals. All subjects had experienced spinal cord injury resulting in neurogenic bladder syndrome. Consequently, urinary catheterization protocol was necessary for bladder emptying. The population consisted of para- and quadriplegic subjects, ranging in ages from 18 to 55 years of age. Urinary â€œvolumeâ€ and associated â€œtimeâ€ of collection were the principal variables of this research. Secondary variables for this study were: blood pressure, pulse, temperature, level of activity, and amount of fluid intake. Result of (consignor) analysis indicated no (circadian) rhythmicity in the group â€œas a whole.â€ Four subject had â€œfairâ€ (r > .25) individual results with 24-hour periods (range: 23 to 25 hours). Significant correlation was seen between urinary volume and amount of fluid intake. Otherwise, secondary variable analysis revealed non-significance in regard to urinary volume excreted.
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