Air charged and microtip catheters cannot be used interchangeably for urethral pressure measurement: a prospective, single-blind, randomized trial.

@article{Zehnder2008AirCA,
  title={Air charged and microtip catheters cannot be used interchangeably for urethral pressure measurement: a prospective, single-blind, randomized trial.},
  author={Pascal Zehnder and Beat Roth and Fiona C Burkhard and Thomas M Kessler},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={180 3},
  pages={1013-7}
}
PURPOSE We determined and compared urethral pressure measurements using air charged and microtip catheters in a prospective, single-blind, randomized trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS A consecutive series of 64 women referred for urodynamic investigation underwent sequential urethral pressure measurements using an air charged and a microtip catheter in randomized order. Patients were blinded to the type and sequence of catheter used. Agreement between the 2 catheter systems was assessed using the… CONTINUE READING