Symptoms of urgency, frequency, incontinence, nocturia, and a postvoid residual
urine of less than 60 to 100 mL are suggestive of failure to store.
Women with uncomplicated SUI will have urinary leakage from the urethra by provocative stress measures such as the cough test, a normal urinalysis that rules out urinary tract infection, no pelvic organ prolapse beyond the hymen, and a normal postvoid residual
urine volume, the guidelines specify, adding that patients who meet these criteria and have not responded to conservative interventions do not need urodynamic testing before proceeding to surgery.
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The study found no differences between groups in postvoid residual
volumes, prostate-specific antigen levels, total prostate volumes, or transition zone volumes.
Urine culture, a postvoid residual
urine measurement, and simple urodynamic testing using a two-or three-chamber system are other essential parts of the office evaluation, added Dr.
A postvoid residual
taken within 5 minutes of voiding of more than 200 cc is abnormal and suggests detrusor weakness or obstruction for which the patient should be referred to a urologist.
Absent bladder sensation after filling is a common finding usually associated with high bladder volume capacity and high postvoid residual
The decision-analysis study assumed that all patients scheduled for pelvic organ prolapse surgery would get a basic office preoperative assessment for incontinence: a postvoid residual
urine volume measurement, urinalysis, and a cough stress test.
Quantitation of urinary flow rates and postvoid residual
volumes may be helpful in predicting response to therapy in selected patients, but there are no established cutoff abnormal values.
Carol Graham, performed thorough evaluations, which included screening for bacterial infections, postvoid residual
urine measurement, multichannel-subtracted cystometry, the cotton swab test, and the cough stress test.
Transurethral urine loss was confirmed with a cough stress test, and the patients showed evidence of urethral hypermobility but had normal postvoid residual
Paralleling findings from the other two studies, no differences were seen in peak urinary flow rates or postvoid residuals
, which pointed to a mechanism of action other than a nitric oxide effect on the prostate, Dr.