Should OB-GYN Practices Provide Incontinence Care?

Posted by Clark Love on Aug 9, 2017 3:42:54 PM

Incontinence is an uncomfortable subject that affects millions of men and women worldwide. Traditionally, an incontinence sufferer would visit his or her primary physician and then be referred to a urologist, depending on symptom severity. Recently, a number of OB-GYN practices have begun offering incontinence care. Here, whether OB-GYN practices should provide care for incontinent patients will be discussed.

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Topics: urodynamics, incontinence, ObGyn Practices

The Future of Urodynamics

Posted by Clark Love on Jul 31, 2017 2:59:15 PM

Urodynamics is the study of the bladder and urethra, and is generally used as a means for diagnosing disorders such as urinary incontinence, benign prostate hyperplasia, pelvic organ prolapse, and other medical conditions that affect the functioning of the lower urinary tract. This article will go through the main types of commonly performed urodynamic tests, current problems in urodynamics and a theoretical approach on how to overcome them.

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Topics: urodynamics

Top 5 Urodynamics Billing Mistakes

Posted by Clark Love on Jun 23, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Urodynamics is performed by thousands of medical practices across the country, but is most often performed by urology, urogynecology, and ObGyn practices.  BHN provides urodynamics testing to hundreds of these practices, and through our work we encounter dozens of instances in which Urodynamics is billed incorrectly, which often leads to underpayment and other issues. 

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Topics: urodynamics, urodynamics billing

Role Of Urodynamics In Stress Incontinence: A Critical Appraisal

Posted by Clark Love on May 24, 2017 3:53:22 PM

When evaluating patients prior to surgery for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, the presence of detrusor overactivity is presently the main factor that is tested for via urodynamics, if urodynamic assessment happens at all. However, there are numerous factors which could influence the diagnosis of stress urinary incontinence, as well as the surgical procedure and predictions for the outcome of treatment.

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Topics: urodynamics, stress incontinence

The Value of a Urodynamic Study In Male Patients

Posted by Clark Love on May 3, 2017 12:26:58 PM

Disorders that affect the lower urinary tract are commonly diagnosed via a urodynamic stidu. If the disorder is not properly diagnosed, treatment is likely to fail. Here, a research study will be reviewed in which the value of urodynamic testing for diagnosing the causes of lower urinary symptoms in male patients was examined.

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Topics: urodynamics, male urodynamics

Urodynamics Incontinence Screening Questionnaires: A Summary

Posted by Clark Love on Apr 26, 2017 2:49:35 PM

One component in the assessment of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms is a screening questionnaire to better understand a patient’s disorder. This part of the process is especially important because the replication of symptoms during more invasive testing is critical for both diagnosis and treatment. However, there are many types of urodynamics incontinence screening questionnaires. Here, some of the available options will be discussed and summarized.

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Topics: urodynamics, Incontinence Screening Questionnaires

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: 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

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