Pressure flow urodynamic studies: the gold standard for diagnosing bladder outlet obstruction.

  title={Pressure flow urodynamic studies: the gold standard for diagnosing bladder outlet obstruction.},
  author={Victor W. Nitti},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={50 12},
Bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) is a common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men and women. By definition, BOO is determined urodynamically, assessing the pressure-flow relation during voiding. Since the 1960s much work has been done to standardize the urodynamic definitions of obstruction in men and more recently women. Today, urodynamic testing voiding pressure-flow analysis remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of BOO and the etiology of LUTS. The pressure-flow relation… CONTINUE READING
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