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Urethral length measurement in women during sonographic urethrocystography - an analysis of repeatability and reproducibility.

Wlaźlak E, Kociszewski J, Suzin J, Dresler M, Surkont G - J Ultrason (2016)

Bottom Line: The Intraclass Correlation Coefficient for repeatability and reproducibility of urethral length measurements in sonographic urethrocystography ranged between 0.9217 and 0.9873 (p = 0.0000).Very good repeatability and reproducibility of urethral length findings during sonographic urethrocystography performed in accordance with the presented technique support the possible use of this type of examination in both clinical practice and research.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: Diagnostic Ultrasonography Laboratory, Department of Operative Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, I Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, Poland.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: There has been a rise in the use of sonographic urethrocystography in patients with a full bladder. So far, no publications have been made on the analysis of repeatability and reproducibility of the measurements performed during this procedure.

Aim: An assessment of repeatability and reproducibility of urethral length measurements during sonographic urethrocystography in females with a full bladder in the introital approach, using real-time two-dimensional transvaginal ultrasound.

Material and methods: The ultrasound was performed in accordance with a standardized technique in female patients with a full bladder containing 200-300 mL of liquid. A total of 92 patients were included in the analysis.

Results: The Intraclass Correlation Coefficient for repeatability and reproducibility of urethral length measurements in sonographic urethrocystography ranged between 0.9217 and 0.9873 (p = 0.0000). The analysis of ultrasound urethral length measurements taken by two different physicians at an interval of several months confirmed their very high compatibility (ICC = 0.81, p = 0.000).

Conclusions: Very good repeatability and reproducibility of urethral length findings during sonographic urethrocystography performed in accordance with the presented technique support the possible use of this type of examination in both clinical practice and research.

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Reproducibility of ultrasound urethral length measurements assessed by two physicians on two different ultrasound images
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Figure 0002: Reproducibility of ultrasound urethral length measurements assessed by two physicians on two different ultrasound images

Mentions: High ICC consistency, i.e. 0.9280; p = 0.0000 (Fig. 2), was shown for reproducibility of measurements taken by two physicians on two different ultrasound images.


Urethral length measurement in women during sonographic urethrocystography - an analysis of repeatability and reproducibility.

Wlaźlak E, Kociszewski J, Suzin J, Dresler M, Surkont G - J Ultrason (2016)

Reproducibility of ultrasound urethral length measurements assessed by two physicians on two different ultrasound images
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0002: Reproducibility of ultrasound urethral length measurements assessed by two physicians on two different ultrasound images
Mentions: High ICC consistency, i.e. 0.9280; p = 0.0000 (Fig. 2), was shown for reproducibility of measurements taken by two physicians on two different ultrasound images.

Bottom Line: The Intraclass Correlation Coefficient for repeatability and reproducibility of urethral length measurements in sonographic urethrocystography ranged between 0.9217 and 0.9873 (p = 0.0000).Very good repeatability and reproducibility of urethral length findings during sonographic urethrocystography performed in accordance with the presented technique support the possible use of this type of examination in both clinical practice and research.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Diagnostic Ultrasonography Laboratory, Department of Operative Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, I Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, Poland.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: There has been a rise in the use of sonographic urethrocystography in patients with a full bladder. So far, no publications have been made on the analysis of repeatability and reproducibility of the measurements performed during this procedure.

Aim: An assessment of repeatability and reproducibility of urethral length measurements during sonographic urethrocystography in females with a full bladder in the introital approach, using real-time two-dimensional transvaginal ultrasound.

Material and methods: The ultrasound was performed in accordance with a standardized technique in female patients with a full bladder containing 200-300 mL of liquid. A total of 92 patients were included in the analysis.

Results: The Intraclass Correlation Coefficient for repeatability and reproducibility of urethral length measurements in sonographic urethrocystography ranged between 0.9217 and 0.9873 (p = 0.0000). The analysis of ultrasound urethral length measurements taken by two different physicians at an interval of several months confirmed their very high compatibility (ICC = 0.81, p = 0.000).

Conclusions: Very good repeatability and reproducibility of urethral length findings during sonographic urethrocystography performed in accordance with the presented technique support the possible use of this type of examination in both clinical practice and research.

No MeSH data available.