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September 1974

Urodynamics: Upper and Lower Urinary Tract.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(3):463. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360030115044

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The modern urologist no longer relies solely on static anatomic and morphologic observations in evaluating disease. In the last decade, dynamic studies of urinary tract function have assumed increasing importance; a growing body of recent literature attests to the expanding role of functional measurements in urologic diagnosis. A single source of information, suitable for both neophyte and expert, has been lacking until now.

Urodynamics is the product of an international workshop on urodynamics and, as such, is a multiauthored collection of articles on all aspects of the subject. The presentations are comprehensive and include anatomic and physiologic studies of the entire urinary tract from the pyelocaliceal system to the urethral meatus. Methods and techniques of measurement include manometry, electromyography, roentgenography, and pharmacodynamics—separately and in combination.

As in any workshop publication, some chapters are entirely new contributions, others extend previous studies, and still others are restatements of previously published work. However,

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