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Urodynamics pp 148-172 | Cite as

Urodynamics in Clinical Practice

  • Paul Abrams

Abstract

The principles of urodynamics having been discussed and the reader provided with a proper understanding of urodynamic techniques, it is important to place urodynamic studies in a proper clinical context. The purpose of this chapter is to show how urodynamic tests can help the clinician to improve diagnosis and treatment. There are four main ways in which this is possible:
  • The investigations may assist in the evaluation of an individual case, providing objective evidence on which to base decisions.

  • The analysis of groups of patients may, over a time, improve both the understanding of pathophysiology and the selection of patients for treatment.

  • Urodynamics may provide objective information before and after therapeutic intervention, allowing the clinician to monitor the results of treatment more accurately.

  • The tests assist the continuing education of clinicians themselves.

Keywords

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Stress Incontinence Urge Incontinence Bladder Outlet Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Abrams
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  1. 1.Bristol Urological InstituteSouthmead HospitalWestbury-on-Trym, BristolUK

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