Can multicentre urodynamic studies provide high quality evidence for the clinical effectiveness of urodynamics? ICI-RS 2019

Kevin Rademakers*, Andrew Gammie, Habiba Yasmin, Linda Cardozo, Tamsin Greenwell, Christopher Harding, Ruth Kirschner-Hermanns, Tom Marcelissen, Enrico Finazzi-Agro

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AIMS: Lower urinary tract (LUT) function can be investigated by urodynamic studies (UDS) to establish underlying functional abnormalities in the LUT. A multicentre registry could present an opportunity to improve the scientific evidence base for UDS. During the International Consultation on Incontinence Research Society (ICI-RS) meeting in Bristol, United Kingdom 2019, an expert panel discussed the potential of a multicentre urodynamic registry to improve the quality of urodynamic output.

METHODS: the potential importance of a multicentre urodynamic registry, parameter inclusion, quality control, and pitfalls during a registry roll-out were reviewed and discussed.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The clinical utility, evaluation, and effectiveness of UDS remain poorly defined due to a lack of high quality evidence and large study populations. Therefore, the ICI-RS proposes formation of a urodynamic panel for future roll-out of a registry. The inclusion of basic parameters was discussed and the essential parameters were defined as well as the potential pitfalls of a registry roll-out. The discussion and recommendations in this paper form the base for future urodynamic registry development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S30-S35
Number of pages6
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Issue numberS3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • Diagnostic Techniques, Urological
  • Humans
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/diagnosis
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic
  • United Kingdom
  • Urinary Bladder/physiopathology
  • Urodynamics/physiology
  • multicentre urodynamics
  • ICI-RS 2019
  • LUTS
  • big data

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