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Can multicentre urodynamic studies provide high quality evidence for the clinical effectiveness of urodynamics? ICI-RS 2019

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© 2020 The Authors. Neurourology and Urodynamics published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.Aims: Lower urinary tract (LUT) function can be investigated by urodynamic studies (UDS) to establish underlying functional abnormalities in the LUT. A multicentre registry could present an opportunity to improve the scientific evidence base for UDS. During the International Consultation on Incontinence Research Society (ICI-RS) meeting in Bristol, United Kingdom 2019, an expert panel discussed the potential of a multicentre urodynamic registry to improve the quality of urodynamic output. Methods: the potential importance of a multicentre urodynamic registry, parameter inclusion, quality control, and pitfalls during a registry roll-out were reviewed and discussed. Results and Conclusions: The clinical utility, evaluation, and effectiveness of UDS remain poorly defined due to a lack of high quality evidence and large study populations. Therefore, the ICI-RS proposes formation of a urodynamic panel for future roll-out of a registry. The inclusion of basic parameters was discussed and the essential parameters were defined as well as the potential pitfalls of a registry roll-out. The discussion and recommendations in this paper form the base for future urodynamic registry development.

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Author(s): Rademakers K, Gammie A, Yasmin H, Cardozo L, Greenwell T, Harding C, Kirschner-Hermanns R, Marcelissen T, Finazzi-Agro E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Neurourology and Urodynamics

Year: 2020

Volume: 39

Issue: S3

Pages: S30-S35

Print publication date: 01/07/2020

Online publication date: 21/01/2020

Acceptance date: 20/12/2019

Date deposited: 12/07/2021

ISSN (print): 0733-2467

ISSN (electronic): 1520-6777

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.


DOI: 10.1002/nau.24280

PubMed id: 31961959


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