Urodynamics pp 333-340 | Cite as

Ureteral Urodynamics: Past and Future

  • S. Boyarsky
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One of history’s purposes is to teach us lessons in how to avoid the errors of the past. I feel that urodynamics seems to have “gone clinical” too eagerly and has devoted itself too much to problems of the lower urinary tract, commendably, but to the neglect of the ureter and renal pelvis. Homeostasis of the chemical composition of the bodily fluids, the very medium for life itself, depends upon renal function and thus upon urodynamics. There is a vast uncharted area between homeostasis and the retention or expulsion of urine.


Renal Pelvis Urine Flow Renal Sympathetic Nerve Activity Renal Nerve Peristaltic Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Boyarsky
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  1. 1.Division of Urology, Barnes HospitalWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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