Urethral striated muscle and extracellular matrix morphological characteristics
among mildly diabetic pregnant rats: translational approach.
Authors Piculo F, Marini G, Barbosa AM, Damasceno DC, Matheus SM, Felisbino SL,
Daneshgari F, Rudge MV
Submitted By Submitted Externally on 12/20/2013
Status Published
Journal International urogynecology journal
Year 2013
Date Published 9/17/2013
Volume : Pages 25 : 403 - 415
PubMed Reference 24043129
Abstract Diabetes mellitus (DM) during pregnancy is associated with high levels of
urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Mild DM can lead
to changes in urethral striated muscle and extracellular matrix (ECM) in
pregnant rats considering both structures as an entire system responsible for
urinary continence.

Investigators with authorship
Firouz DaneshgariCase Western Reserve