Urodynamic techniques were performed according to the ‘Good Urodynamic Practice’ recommended by the International Continence Society.
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2002
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Neurourology and Urodynamics
Volume 21, Issue 3, pages 261–274, 2002
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Schäfer, W., Abrams, P., Liao, L., Mattiasson, A., Pesce, F., Spangberg, A., Sterling, A. M., Zinner, N. R. and Kerrebroeck, P. v. (2002), Good urodynamic practices: Uroflowmetry, filling cystometry, and pressure-flow studies. Neurourol. Urodyn., 21: 261–274. doi: 10.1002/nau.10066
This report is from the Standardization Committee of the International Continence Society.
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2002
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2002
- pressure-flow studies
This is the first report of the International Continence Society (ICS) on the development of comprehensive guidelines for Good Urodynamic Practice for the measurement, quality control, and documentation of urodynamic investigations in both clinical and research environments. This report focuses on the most common urodynamics examinations; uroflowmetry, pressure recording during filling cystometry, and combined pressure–flow studies. The basic aspects of good urodynamic practice are discussed and a strategy for urodynamic measurement, equipment set-up and configuration, signal testing, plausibility controls, pattern recognition, and artifact correction are proposed. The problems of data analysis are mentioned only when they are relevant in the judgment of data quality. In general, recommendations are made for one specific technique. This does not imply that this technique is the only one possible. Rather, it means that this technique is well-established, and gives good results when used with the suggested standards of good urodynamic practice. Neurourol. Urodynam. 21:261–274, 2002. © 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.