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augmentation

The difference at a particular time between the topocentric and geocentric semidiameter of a celestial body. See also diurnal libration.

augmentation

[‚ȯg·mən′tā·shən]
(astronomy)
The apparent increase in the semidiameter of a celestial body, as observed from the earth, as the body's altitude (angular distance above the horizon) increases, due to the reduced distance from the observer; used principally in reference to the moon.
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In bladder augmentation, gastrointestinal segments, and particularly segments of the stomach, ileum, sigmoid or colon, have been the most commonly preferred materials since the late 1950s.
15) where bladder augmentation was done using porcine acellular collagen matrix in rabbit.
Mortality after bladder augmentation in children with spina bifida.
These techniques can be done in association with bladder augmentation procedures and with intermittent catheterization.
Lisa Brandenburg, 9, from Frederick, Maryland, underwent bladder augmentation surgery last year.
Based upon the electrical stimulation technology pioneered by Medtronic for pacemakers and adapted to address neurological conditions such as tremor, InterStim Therapy represents a new category of bladder control treatment, one that many physicians and patients may choose before resorting to bladder augmentation, bladder removal or other irreversible surgical options.
Bladder augmentation is not advised given the significant vaginal and urethral pain, and potential self-catheterization may not be successful for that reason.
Recently, our daughter underwent a bladder augmentation.
12,13]), a bladder augmentation may not adequately treat the condition and conversion to an ileal conduit may be warranted.
6,7] Patients with medication refractory OAB have the option of sacral neuromodulation (SNM), intravesical injection of Botulinum Toxin type A (BTX A) or surgery, such as bladder augmentation or diversion.