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Is the value of urodynamics undermined by poor technique?: ICI-RS 2018


Gammie, Andrew; Almeida, Fernando; Drake, Marcus; Finazzi Agrò, Enrico; Kirschner-Hermanns, Ruth; Lemos, Nucelio; Martens, Frank; Mehnert, Ulrich; Rosier, Peter; Valentini, Francoise; Abrams, Paul (2019). Is the value of urodynamics undermined by poor technique?: ICI-RS 2018. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 38 Suppl:S35-S39.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The quality of urodynamic measurements in clinical practice has been debated as a matter of concern. It is considered plausible that this has a direct bearing on patient care and the perceived value of urodynamic testing.

METHODS

This is a report of the proceedings of the Think Tank: "Is the value of urodynamics undermined by poor technique?" from the Annual International Consultation on Incontinence-Research Society, which took place in June 2018 in Bristol, UK. The Think Tank discussed the evidence for deficiencies in urodynamic test quality and considered the implications of improvements for clinical diagnosis and practice.

RESULTS

There is evidence that technique affects urodynamic quality, and that urodynamic practice is variable. Factors such as team skill set, technologies used, and training received will also affect the quality of urodynamic service. Questions exist regarding the influence of technique on the utility and perceived value of urodynamics.

CONCLUSIONS

We suggest research questions that will provide the necessary evidence on the link between technique, reporting, and outcome, and clarify the role of good practice in the utility of urodynamic testing.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The quality of urodynamic measurements in clinical practice has been debated as a matter of concern. It is considered plausible that this has a direct bearing on patient care and the perceived value of urodynamic testing.

METHODS

This is a report of the proceedings of the Think Tank: "Is the value of urodynamics undermined by poor technique?" from the Annual International Consultation on Incontinence-Research Society, which took place in June 2018 in Bristol, UK. The Think Tank discussed the evidence for deficiencies in urodynamic test quality and considered the implications of improvements for clinical diagnosis and practice.

RESULTS

There is evidence that technique affects urodynamic quality, and that urodynamic practice is variable. Factors such as team skill set, technologies used, and training received will also affect the quality of urodynamic service. Questions exist regarding the influence of technique on the utility and perceived value of urodynamics.

CONCLUSIONS

We suggest research questions that will provide the necessary evidence on the link between technique, reporting, and outcome, and clarify the role of good practice in the utility of urodynamic testing.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Neurology (clinical)
Health Sciences > Urology
Language:English
Date:December 2019
Deposited On:15 Jan 2020 15:01
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 12:38
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0733-2467
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23978
PubMed ID:31821637

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