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Are multichannel urodynamics required prior to surgery in a woman with stress urinary incontinence?
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PMID:  20552414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommends that cystometry need not be performed before conservative therapy for incontinence in women, nor is cystometry routinely recommended in the small group of women with a clearly defined diagnosis of pure stress incontinence. Nonetheless, it is frequently utilized in the assessment of women with stress urinary incontinence in the hope that results will shed light on preoperative risk factors for failure or postoperative voiding dysfunction. The ability of urodynamic studies to characterize these parameters reliably remains under investigation. Because urodynamic studies are invasive, costly, and not always available, it is imperative that its benefit be carefully explored. This review highlights the recent arguments for and against this recommendation.
Arthur Mourtzinos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current urology reports     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1534-6285     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Urol Rep     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-12-02     Revised Date:  2012-01-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100900943     Medline TA:  Curr Urol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tufts School of Medicine, Institute of Urology, Continence Center, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Urinary Incontinence, Stress / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  surgery
Urodynamics / physiology*
Urologic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects,  methods
Comment In:
J Urol. 2012 Jan;187(1):206   [PMID:  22153440 ]

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