The fundamentals of uroflowmetry practice, based on International Continence Society good urodynamic practices recommendations

@article{Gammie2018TheFO,
  title={The fundamentals of uroflowmetry practice, based on International Continence Society good urodynamic practices recommendations},
  author={Andrew Gammie and Marcus J. Drake},
  journal={Neurourology and Urodynamics},
  year={2018},
  volume={37},
  pages={S44 - S49}
}
To review the recommendations on uroflowmetry in the International Continence Society (ICS) Standardization documents in order to identify a systematic approach to the delivery and interpretation of free flow rate testing in clinical practice. 

Fundamentals of urodynamic practice, based on International Continence Society good urodynamic practices recommendations

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Recent advances in urodynamics in women

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Through the zipper or pants down: Does it change uroflowmetry parameters in healthy males?

To evaluate if voiding through the zipper or voiding pants down would make any difference with regard to uroflowmetry parameters and postvoiding residual urine (PVR) volumes in healthy males with no

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The fundamentals of uroflowmetry practice, based on International Continence Society good urodynamic practices recommendations

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