The Clinical Evaluation of the Patient Who Requires Urodynamics
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Although an effective tool for the clinician, urodynamic studies require an appropriate clinical evaluation of the patient prior to initiation. A comprehensive history and physical, basic laboratory studies, and at times other ancillary procedures and radiologic imaging are required to guide the urodynamic procedure. With proper workup, the most appropriate urodynamic studies can be selected and safely utilized to best deliver patient care. This chapter outlines the important portions of the patient workup before proceeding with urodynamics, discusses current recommendations and guidelines, and also describes pertinent patient education and preparation for the studies.
KeywordsUrodynamics History Physical Antibiotic prophylaxis Patient preparation
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