Accession Number : ADA338795

Title :   Ambulatory Recording of Urodynamic Functioning in Female Soldiers During Training

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 95-31 Aug 97

Corporate Author : MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Gary D.

PDF Url : ADA338795

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to assess accuracy of ambulatory urodynamic monitoring as compared to conventional urodynamic studies in the female soldier. Fifty active duty female soldiers with exercise induced urinary incontinence and ten asymptomatic controls underwent conventional multi-channel cystometry and then ambulatory monitoring during work or exercise. Ambulatory monitoring detects a greater number of abnormalities when compared to conventional multi-channel urodynamic studies in exercise induced urinary incontinence. This greater sensitivity is valuable in formulating more effective treatment. Behavioral interventions were effective in treating exercise induced urinary incontinence in this population. Test results normalized after behavioral intervention. It is neither cost effective nor efficacious to require sophisticated urodynamic testing before instituting behavioral interventions.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *FEMALES, *URINARY SYSTEM, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONTROL, BLADDER(URINARY), COST EFFECTIVENESS, MONITORING, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, ACTIVE DUTY, BEHAVIOR, INTERVENTION, ABNORMALITIES, EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE