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Urodynamics Equipment: Selection and Training

  • Alana M. MurphyEmail author
  • Howard B. Goldman
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Abstract

Urodynamics (UDS) is an important diagnostic tool for urologists and urogynecologists who treat lower urinary tract dysfunction and pelvic floor dysfunction. Multiple manufacturers supply UDS systems that range in functionality and cost. Given the wide array of commercially available options, there is an appropriate UDS system to suit each clinical practice. In addition to the price of the UDS system, there are additional costs to consider, such as disposable components and a fluoroscopy unit if fluoroscopic UDS is desired. Once a UDS room or portable UDS unit has been outfitted, a number of different resources are available for UDS training. Training options exist for both novice and advanced UDS staff.

Keywords

International Continence Society Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Pressure Flow Study Fluoroscopy Unit Female Pelvic Medicine 
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Abbreviations

EMG

Electromyogram

EMR

Electronic medical record

ICS

International Continence Society

LUT

Lower urinary tract

Pabd

Intra-abdominal pressure (cm H2O)

Pdet

Detrusor pressure (cm H2O)

Pves

Vesical (bladder) pressure (cm H2O)

SUFU

Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction

SUNA

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

UDS

Urodynamics

UTI

Urinary tract infection

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine, Glickman Urologic and Kidney InstituteClevelandUSA

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