Urodynamic characterization of incontinence in the elderly by bladder volume.


Journal Article

Incontinence in the elderly patient usually is of the urgency pattern owing to inappropriate detrusor contraction often termed detrusor instability. We herein describe a bladder volume-based method of urodynamic assessment that may help to characterize subsets of incontinent patients with detrusor instability. The conventional parameters of flow, pressure and electromyography are more difficult to measure and may be less appropriate for selection of therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fernie, GR; Jewett, MA; Halsall, P; Zorzitto, ML

Published Date

  • April 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 129 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 772 - 774

PubMed ID

  • 6842698

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6842698

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)52354-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States