Bladder ultrasound scanning for the measurement of post-void residual urine volume

Corabian P
Record ID 31998008921
Authors' objectives: Provide advice to rehabilitation centers and hospitals on the accuracy of bladder ultrasound scanning for the measurement of post-void residual (PVR) urine volumes during bladder retraining in patients with neurological disorders following stroke or spinal cord injury as compared to catheterization.
Authors' results and conclusions: Although not as accurate as intermittent catheterization, bladder ultrasound scanning is an acceptable method for the measurement of PVR urine volume during bladder retraining. This method is considered much easier and faster to perform than catheterization.
Authors' recommendations: The available evidence suggests that bladder ultrasound scanning is less accurate than intermittent catheterization. It appears acceptable for measurement of PVR urine volume in the context of bladder retraining programs. Institutions using the technology should have in place suitable training procedures and validate the accuracy of the method.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1996
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Ultrasonography
  • Urine
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Urinary Bladder
Organisation Name: Institute of Health Economics
Contact Address: 1200, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 3N4. Tel: +1 780 448 4881; Fax: +1 780 448 0018;
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Copyright: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
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