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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Topics: urodynamics

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

Video Urodynamics vs. Traditional Urodynamics: A Comparison

Posted by Clark Love on Feb 14, 2017 12:03:35 PM

Although urodynamic testing has been an important tool in diagnosing disorders of the urinary tract1, the tests and techniques have undergone minimal changes in the past few years. One recent development that has changed the way urologists, primary care physicians, and gynecologists diagnose disorders of the bladder and urethra is video urodynamics. Here, video urodynamics and traditional urodynamics are compared.

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Topics: urodynamics, video urodynamics

Bladder Cancer and Urodynamics

Posted by Clark Love on Feb 8, 2017 12:36:17 PM

Bladder cancer is an increasingly common phenomenon, particularly among male smokers aged 55 and older. More than 70,000 Americans1 are diagnosed with bladder cancer yearly, and that number is expected to continue to rise. When detected early, bladder cancer is highly treatable with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Urodynamic testing is one way that bladder cancer can be detected when lower urinary tract symptoms are experienced.

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Topics: urodynamics, Bladder Cancer

Urodynamics in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Patients

Posted by Clark Love on Feb 7, 2017 11:45:04 AM

One of the most prevalent prostate ailments in aging men is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate. Men over the age of 50 have a 50% chance of developing BPH, while 90% of men over 80 years of age have this problem. Urodynamics in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) diagnosis will be discussed here.

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Topics: urodynamics, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

10 Things a Patient Should Do Before a Urodynamics Test

Posted by Clark Love on Feb 2, 2017 3:25:12 PM

A patient undergoing a urodynamics test may experience anxiety and uncertainty towards his or her upcoming appointment. The following are 10 things a patient should do before a urodynamics test. (Note: the below are general recommendations.  Any patient reading this should consult with their health care provider for specific recommendations.)

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Topics: urodynamics

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