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Valsalva leak point pressure: steps toward standardization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12084246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Valsalva leak point pressure (VLPP) has been used as the urodynamic indicator of intrinsic sphincteric deficiency in patients with stress urinary incontinence. However, further validation of VLPP as a tool for diagnosis and assessment of treatment outcome has been delayed mainly because of the lack of a universally accepted standardized methodology. The urodynamic parameters in need of standardization for measurement of VLPP include urethral catheter size, zeroing of the transducer, patient position, bladder volume, type of stress, and timing of measurement. Such standardization likely will allow for further validation of VLPP and its use in distinguishing the right treatment options for the correction of stress urinary incontinence.
F Daneshgari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current urology reports     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1527-2737     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Urol Rep     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-26     Completed Date:  2002-07-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100900943     Medline TA:  Curr Urol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  388-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East 9th Avenue, Box C-319, Denver, CO 80262, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Techniques, Urological / standards*
Reproducibility of Results
Urinary Incontinence, Stress / diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Urodynamics / physiology
Valsalva Maneuver / physiology*

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