Feasibility of approximate measurement of bladder volume in male patients using the Lilium α‐200 portable ultrasound bladder scanner

This study examined the accuracy of a new portable ultrasound bladder scanner, the Lilium α‐200 (Lilium Otsuka, Kanagawa, Japan), by evaluating the correlation between bladder volumes periodically measured by the Lilium α‐200 and instilled volume during video‐urodynamic studies (V‐UDS).MethodsUsing the Lilium α‐200, fluid volume was measured prospectively in the bladders of patients with lower urinary tract dysfunction during V‐UDS. This was done both immediately after micturition (for assessment of post‐void residual [PVR] volume) and at 1‐minute intervals during filling cystometry with patient s in the supine position. These measurements were then compared with the PVR volume obtained directly by catheter drainage and instilled volume during cystometry using pairedt tests and Spearman's rank correlation.ResultsFifteen male patients (median age 70.5 years; range 18 ‐84 years) were included in the study. The PVR volume measured by the Lilium α‐200 was strongly correlated with that obtained by catheter drainage (r = 0.94;P
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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