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Diagnosis of overactive bladder syndrome and stress urinary incontinence

Alexander Gomelsky and Roger R. Dmochowski

in Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Urinary Incontinence

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ISBN: 9780199599394
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199599394.003.0004

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Diagnosis of overactive bladder syndrome and stress urinary incontinence

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• A comprehensive history and physical examination is the keystone of diagnosing urinary incontinence and lower urinary tract symptoms. • Urinalysis should be considered an extension of the physical examination and should be performed in every patient. • Non-invasive uroflow may provide valuable information regarding the voiding phase; however, this study is insufficient to diagnose bladder outlet obstruction. • Filling cystometry with valsalva leak point pressure determination may help guide therapeutic decisions in patients with stress urinary incontinence.

Chapter.  2951 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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