Executive Summary: The International Consultation on Incontinence 2008—Committee on: “Dynamic Testing”; for urinary incontinence and for fecal incontinence. part 1: Innovations in Urodynamic Techniques and Urodynamic Testing for signs and symptoms of urinary incontinence in female patients

Authors


  • Conflicts of interest: none.

  • Christopher Chapple led the review process.

Abstract

Aims

The members of The International Consultation on Incontinence 2008 (Paris) Committee on Dynamic Testing' provide an executive summary of the chapter ‘Dynamic Testing’ that discusses (urodynamic) testing methods for patients with signs and or symptoms of urinary incontinence. Testing of patients with signs and or symptoms of faecal incontinence is also discussed.

Methods

Evidence based and consensus committee report.

Results

The chapter ‘Dynamic Testing’ is a continuation of previous Consultation-reports added with a new systematic literature search and expert discussion. Conclusions, based on the published evidence and recommendations, based on the integration of evidence with expert experience and discussion are provided separately, for transparency.

Conclusion

This first part of a series of three articles summarizes the committees recommendations about the innovations in urodynamic study techniques ‘in general’, about the test characteristics and normal values of urodynamic studies as well as the assessment of female with signs and or symptoms of incontinence and includes only the most recent and relevant literature references. Neurourol. Urodynam. 29: 140–145, 2010. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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