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Non-surgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness

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Evaluation of Diagnostic Methods (1 of 2)

Urodynamic evaluation is an objective instrumental method for diagnosing UI and is used as a reference standard for evaluating diagnostic methods.

The relative value of urodynamic evaluation when compared with other procedures for diagnosis, such as those used in primary care, is not clear.

The ability of urodynamic evaluation to improve outcomes of non-surgical treatments is not clear.

The CER evaluated the relative diagnostic values of instrumental and clinical diagnostic methods.

In all analyses, the true positive and true negative rates were determined by using the “gold standard.”