Correlation of maximum urethral closure pressure with Valsalva leak point pressure using air-charged urodynamic catheters.


Journal Article

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this study was to measure the correlation of maximum urethral closure pressure (MUCP) with Valsalva leak point pressure (VLPP) in women with urodynamic stress incontinence using air-charged urodynamic catheters. METHODS: Records of all women who underwent urodynamic testing for urinary incontinence using air-charged catheters over a 3-year period were reviewed. Data included scores on the Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI-6) and Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ-7). RESULTS: One hundred ninety-three women met the criteria for urodynamic stress incontinence. There was a modest correlation of MUCP with VLPP at 200 mL (r = 0.46, p < 0.001) and a low correlation of MUCP with VLPP at maximum capacity (r = 0.35, p < 0.001). There was no correlation of UDI-6 or IIQ-7 scores with MUCP or VLPP. CONCLUSIONS: The low to modest correlation of VLPP with MUCP with air-charged catheters is similar to what has been reported with water-filled and microtransducer catheters.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • White, T; Kawasaki, A; Ross, RV; Adam, RA; Duong, TH

Published Date

  • September 2009

Published In

  • Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1109 - 1112

PubMed ID

  • 19444363

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19444363

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00192-009-0910-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England