leak point pressure


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leak point pres·sure

storage pressure in bladder at which leakage occurs passively, usually in people with neuropathic bladder.

leak point pressure

as the bladder fills, the pressure at which leakage occurs through the urethra, used as a measure of strength of the urethral sphincters.
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A normal Valsalva leak point pressure conferred a sevenfold greater likelihood of not needing catheterization, compared with those with abnormal pressures.
The procedure cured 84% of 121 patients with isolated anatomic stress urinary incontinence and 75% of 22 patients with isolated intrinsic sphincter deficiency, defined by a urethral closure pressure of less than 20 cm of water or a leak point pressure of less than 60 cm of water.
If she leaks with that amount in the bladder with supine straining, she has a decent chance of having a low leak point pressure.
Weber measures her urethral function by performing a leak point pressure test or urethral pressure profile.