False Negative Cough Profiles

  • Peter K. Sand
  • Donald R. Ostergard


Occasionally cough profiles will demonstrate a positive margin to leakage under the curve and yet each cough will be associated with coincident urine loss. This emphasizes the need to correlate urodynamic findings with clinical parameters continuously as the study proceeds. It is evident that erroneous interpretation of the study would be made by a third party with only the tracing of the study to review without the knowledge that urine loss occurred coincident with each cough.


Urine Loss Pressure Transmission Curve Arrow Erroneous Interpretation Urethral Closure Pressure 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter K. Sand
    • 1
  • Donald R. Ostergard
    • 2
  1. 1.Northwestern University Medical SchoolEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.University of California at IrvineLong BeachUSA

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