The Role of Urodynamics in Elderly Patients

Urodynamic testing is the study of the function of the bladder and its outlet. Geriatric patients are at greater risk for lower urinary tract dysfunction owing to age or neurologic disease, such as Parkinson disease or stroke.

Although urodynamic testing may best diagnose an individual patient's bladder storage and emptying function, the tests should be tailored to answer the question being asked and the test should only be done when the outcome of the test is going to impact decision making regarding management or treatment.

Clinics in geriatric medicine. 2015 Nov [Epub]

Joseph E Yared, E Ann Gormley

Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA. , Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA. 

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