Prescribing Urodynamics - When Should a Urodynamics Test Be Prescribed

Posted by Clark Love on Apr 21, 2017 6:49:46 PM

Urodynamics testing is considered the gold standard for assessing disorders of the lower urinary tract. However, knowing exactly when to prescribe a urodynamics test can be confusing depending on which published guidelines are followed. Here, urodynamic assessment and when these tests should be prescribed will be discussed.

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Topics: urodynamics

Urodynamics Equipment Manufacturers

Posted by Clark Love on Apr 17, 2017 7:14:17 PM

We are often asked about urodynamics equipment manufacturers that provide equipment in the U.S.  We get several calls, emails, and social media inquiries a week regarding this.  We summarize the primary providers in this post.  We own and operate equipment from all of the manufacturers below, but the primary equipment we use is made by Laborie. 

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Topics: urodynamics equipment

Urodynamics: Can Patients Reliably Verbalize Incontinence Symptoms

Posted by Clark Love on Apr 12, 2017 1:49:21 PM

Urodynamic testing is the gold standard for incontinence assessment; however, this method is not without
drawbacks. For instance,
data interpretation is reliant on a number of factors, including the clinician’s training, proper use of the equipment, and reproduction of the patient’s symptoms during testing.

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Topics: urodynamics, incontinence

Urodynamics and Colpoplasty – How They Fit Together

Posted by Clark Love on Apr 5, 2017 11:44:46 AM

Urodynamic testing is an important consideration any time a surgery is performed involving the lower urinary tract or pelvic organs in women. Colpoplasty, which is defined as plastic surgery involving the vagina, has the ability to change the way the urinary tract functions for women.

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Topics: urodynamics, colpoplasty

Urodynamics: PVR using Ultrasound vs. Straight Catheterization

Posted by Clark Love on Mar 30, 2017 9:05:00 AM


Each
urodynamic test has a distinct diagnostic purpose. Additionally, there are multiple ways to perform each assessment, which can affect the test’s results. Here, the merits of ultrasound versus catheterization for measuring post-void residual1 (PVR) urine volume will be discussed.

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Topics: urodynamics, Ultasound, Catheterization, post-void residual

Interstim, Urodynamics, and Anorectal Manometry: How They Fit Together

Posted by Clark Love on Mar 23, 2017 3:01:20 PM

Urodynamics are a series of tests that measure the functionality of the lower urinary tract. Urodynamics testing1 may be ordered for a number of symptoms, including pain, incontinence, and changes in a patient’s normal urinary or fecal routine. 

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Topics: Anorectal Manometry, urodynamics, InterStim

Urodynamics Guidelines: AUA’s Latest Guidelines on Urodynamics

Posted by Clark Love on Mar 15, 2017 11:42:48 AM

The American Urological Association (AUA) has put forth guidelines for clinicians who perform urodynamic testing for adults experiencing common lower urinary tract symptoms1. These guidelines are intended to assist the clinician in better understanding the role of urodynamics in the assessment of complex disorders of the lower urinary tract.

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Urodynamics Equipment: Buy vs. Lease vs. Service Provider

Posted by Clark Love on Mar 13, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Multiple practices and hospitals regularly reach out to us with their urodynamics needs. Many face the same dilemma, which is…should they buy their urodynamics equipment, lease it, or use a urodynamics service provider.  These are all viable options, but they have very different costs and benefits.  Some of the costs and benefits are obvious and some are not.  We will discuss these in this post. 

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Topics: urodynamics equipment, urodynamics service provider

Urodynamics Interpretation: How to Do it Wrong

Posted by Clark Love on Mar 8, 2017 2:46:37 PM

Urodynamics testing is one of the most powerful tools available for diagnosing problems in the lower urinary
tract. However, urodynamics interpretation is as much an art as it is a science. Here, common mistakes that are made during
urodynamics interpretation1 will be discussed. Also, check our article on Urodynamics Interpretation: How to do it Right.

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Topics: urodynamics interpretation

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urodynamics

Posted by Clark Love on Mar 2, 2017 2:27:00 PM

 

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is a condition for which it is estimated that up to 11% of women1 will undergo surgery in order to correct associated symptoms, such as urinary incontinence, by the time they reach 85 years of age. Many tools are used for diagnosing POP, one of which is urodynamic assessment. Here, Pelvic Organ Prolapse and urodynamics will be extensively discussed.

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Topics: urodynamics, pelvic organ prolapse

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