Bladder Pressure Assessment Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 16, 2020
  • Author: Pamela I Ellsworth, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is bladder pressure assessment?

How are the terms used in bladder pressure assessment defined?

When is bladder pressure assessment indicated?

What are the contraindications for bladder pressure assessment?

What are the best practices for conducting a bladder pressure assessment?

Which lab tests are performed prior to conducting a bladder pressure assessment?

What is the role of prophylactic antibiotics in bladder pressure assessment?

What are the possible complications of bladder pressure assessment?

Periprocedural Care

What is included in patient education about bladder pressure assessment?

What are instructions are given to patients prior to bladder pressure assessment?

What should be monitored following a bladder pressure assessment?

Technique

What are the forms of cystometry used in bladder pressure assessment?

What is the role of urinalysis in bladder pressure assessment?

What is the role of implantable bladder pressure monitors in bladder pressure assessment?

How is urodynamic study performed in bladder pressure assessment?

What is the role of manometry in bladder pressure assessment?

What is the role of a Foley catheter in bladder pressure assessment?

What are the commercially available intra-abdominal pressure (IAP)-monitoring devices for bladder pressure assessment?

How is bladder pressure assessment performed with AbViser?

How is bladder pressure assessment performed with Bard intra-abdominal pressure monitoring device?

How is bladder pressure assessment performed with the UnoMeter Abdo-Pressure kit?

What is the role of bladder pressure assessment in the evaluation of abdominal compartment syndrome?

Medications

Which medications are used in bladder pressure assessment?