Simple Urodynamic Techniques

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Urodynamios is defined as a set of test used to measure lower urinary tract function. For many health care professional, the term urodynamics is limited to complex techniques that requite sophisticated analog or computerized equipment capable of measuring flow,pressure, and electromyography. However, simple urodynamic techniques offer continence nurses and their patients a set of practical, safe, and Inexpensive methods for the evaluation of urinary Incontinence. This article provides specific Indications for simple urodynamic evaluation, with a detailed discussion of application and Interpretation of patient history, bladder records, pad tests, observation of urinary stream, postvoid residual measurement, and bedside cystometry with “eyeball” and manometer techniques.

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