We are pleased to announce the launch of a new video series on ICS TV entitled ‘Urodynamics Under the Lens’ which is accessible both to ICS members and non-members: www.ics.org/urodynamicsunderthelens
Across all fields of medicine, good clinical practice dictates that management, especially if invasive, should only be implemented after objective assessment of an individual’s disease or dysfunction. In functional urology, urodynamics is the only way to gain objective diagnostic insight into the underlying cause of a patient’s lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) but, in recent years, the value of urodynamics in guiding management decision-making has been questioned.
This largely stems from the findings of two randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) which, despite their narrow and atypical patient cohorts, have influenced opinion about urodynamics in general. The volume of literature in this field – and the strongly opposing viewpoints – have made the true utility and optimal application of urodynamics a confusing topic for many.
Featuring the personal viewpoints of a range of experts in the field, the videos in this series have been constructed in the style of a TV documentary, in which the participants respond to a number of probing questions and challenges of the sort that might be posed by an investigative journalist. In this way, urodynamics is truly put ‘under the lens’ and scrutinised from a number of different angles, with the aim of dispelling misconceptions and inviting reflection and reappraisal.
Future videos in the series will feature dialogues between two or more specialists on the use of urodynamics in specific clinical settings, explore quality assurance in urodynamic practice and provide accessible explanatory content aimed at patients.
Watch Urodynamics Under the Lens
Featured experts in this series (with more to come in future videos)