This brand new edition describes in detail the tests involved in urodynamic investigation and shows in which clinical areas these tests can help the management of patients. The authors concentrate on common clinical problems and on the presentation of symptom complexes rather than diagnosis, pointing out any limitations and possible artefacts of investigation.* The new edition takes into account the technological innovations that have taken place over the last 10 years, while retaining the original objectives of the first edition.* The subject is presented so simply that a clinician with no previous experience will learn how to use the appropriate equipment in the correct situation.* Urodynamic investigation is described in such detail that it can be accepted in its own right as a fundamental contribution to the management of many patients.After reading this book, clinicians will appreciate the value and limitations of the subject and will have obtained the necessary practical advice on which equipment to use in which situation.
Paul Abrams is Honorary Secretary of the International Continence Society, consultant urologist and Chairman of Research at the Bristol Urological Institute based at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. He is also the author of several books in the field.
Principles of Urodynamics.- Anatomy and Physiology.- Urodynamic Techniques.- Patient Assessment.- Urodynamics in Clinical Practice.- Principles of Management of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction.- Organisation of the Urodynamic Unit.- Appendices: List of ICS Standardisation Committee reports 1973 to 2002.- Report on, The Standardisation of Terminology of Female Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.- ICS Report on, The Standardisation of Terminology of Lower Urinary Tract Function.- Standardisation of Ambulatory Urodynamic Monitoring.- The Standardisation of Terminology of Lower Urinary Tract Function.- Good Urodynamic Practices: Uroflowmetry, Filling Cystometry, and Pressure-Flow Studies.- The Standardisation of Terminology in Nocturia: Report from the Standardisation Sub-committee of the Interantional Continence Society.- Frequency-Volume Chart.- Patient Information Sheet.- Urodynamics Data Sheet: Full Version.- Urodynamics Data Sheet: Shortened Version.- International Consultation on Incontinence Nodular Questionnnare (ICIQ).- ICIQ UISF (Urinary incontinence short form)