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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 15

of 'Maternal adaptations to pregnancy: Renal and urinary tract physiology'

Assessment of urinary symptoms in early pregnancy.
Cutner A, Cardozo LD, Benness CJ
Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1991;98(12):1283.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the correlation between lower urinary tract symptoms and urodynamic findings in early pregnancy.
SETTING: The termination clinic and gynaecology ward at King's College Hospital.
DESIGN: Observational study.
SUBJECTS: 47 women before termination of pregnancy at between 6 and 15 weeks.
INTERVENTIONS: Women filled in symptom questionnaires and then had urodynamic investigations, consisting of uroflowmetry and subtracted provoked cystometry.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The occurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms and their association with urodynamic findings.
RESULTS: Lower urinary tract symptoms were fairly common but there was poor correlation with the urodynamic findings.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that lower urinary tract symptomatology alone is insufficient to study lower urinary tract dysfunction in pregnancy.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King's College Hospital, London.