Urethral Lidocaine in Urodynamics: Improving Patient Care

Each year, thousands of patients undergo urodynamic studies. Typically, these studies are done using aqueous gel during the placement of trans-urethral catheters. However, even with the gel, some patients experience discomfort during the tests.

A team of UT Southwestern urogynecologists from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology sought to determine if instead, lidocaine gel could be used to decrease discomfort and not interfere with the accuracy of these tests. This video illustrates their findings.


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