The ICS good urodynamic practices has been established since 2002 and has been fundamental for the practice of urodynamics since its publication. At that time it was the first report of its kind within the field.
Urodynamics has been challenged by clinical diagnosis. But clinical or symptom diagnosis has never shown to be more precise or complete than our golden standard test in lower urinary tract dysfunction. The 2002 report provided the first standard for urodynamics practice and has been successful to increase the quality of testing. It was however decided that the standard had to be updated to better standardise the terms for the measurement techniques and also to add standard terms for specific patterns that result from testing. Furthermore standard elements for patient information (before and during the test) and systematic reporting of the test results are now included.
The Good Urodynamic Practice (GUP) Review Working Group was therefore set up to revise the 2002 edition of the document. The ICS Standardisation Steering Committee is pleased to confirm that the ‘Good Urodynamic Practices and Terms 2016: Urodynamics, uroflowmetry, cystometry, and pressure-flow study’ is now available online and via the Neurourology and Urodynamics journal. The Good Urodynamic Practices working group Chair, Peter Rosier, would like to thank all working group members for their contribution to this report; Gunnar Lose, Howard Goldman, Michael Guralnick, Sharon Eustice, Tamara Dickinson, Hashim Hashim and Werner Schaefer for their great help and support in this endeavor.
ICS Standardisation Steering Committee
Good Urodynamic Practices and Terms 2016: Urodynamics, uroflowmetry, cystometry, and pressure-flow study