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An audit of positive findings in flexible and rigid check cystoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10579170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Both flexible and rigid cysto-urethroscopy are routinely used in the surveillance of transitional cell bladder tumours. This study addressed the issue of patient selection for either rigid or flexible cystoscopy. What proportion of positive findings at flexible cystoscopy and negative findings at rigid cystoscopy are acceptable? Standards were set of 10% for the former and 50% for the latter and our practice was then audited. A retrospective analysis of 800 patients undergoing check cystoscopy revealed a positive finding rate of 8.3% using the flexible instrument and 48.1% using the rigid instrument.
S R Keoghane; A W Ritchie; D J Jones
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0035-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Army Med Corps     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-17     Completed Date:  1999-12-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505627     Medline TA:  J R Army Med Corps     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept of Urology, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell / pathology*
Cystoscopes / classification,  standards*
Cystoscopy / methods*,  standards*
Medical Audit
Medical Staff, Hospital / standards
Military Medicine / standards
Patient Selection*
Retrospective Studies
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / pathology*
Urology / standards

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