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Systematic review and meta-analysis of methods of diagnostic assessment for urinary incontinence.

Authors
  • Martin, J L
  • Williams, K S
  • Sutton, A J
  • Abrams, K R
  • Assassa, R P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurourology and urodynamics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
25
Issue
7
Identifiers
PMID: 17016795
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Clinical interpretation of the results of the review is difficult because few studies could be synthesized and conclusions made. The published evidence suggests that a large proportion of women with USI can be correctly identified in primary care from history alone. Ultrasound offers a useful diagnostic tool which could be used prior to, and possibly instead of, multi-channel urodynamics in some circumstances. If a patient is to undergo urodynamic testing, multi-channel urodynamics is likely to give the most accurate result. Further primary studies adhering to STARD guidelines are required on commonly used tests.

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