Pediatric urodynamics study(UDS) is a group of tests done for the assessment of how well the child’s bladder is functioning.
The test measures
It includes a series of clinical tests, like Uroflowmetry, Filling Cystometry, Pressure-flow studies and Urethral sphincter pressures(EMG).
The urodynamics study tracks the filling of the bladder and monitors the pressures inside the bladder and simultaneously it also assesses the function of the urinary sphincter muscles with the help of the electromyography (EMG) of these sphincter muscles. Once the bladder is filled it then assesses the voiding pattern.
This is an important study in children with voiding dysfunction, neurogenic bladder, urinary incontinence and lower urinary tract symptoms.
Through these tests we not only diagnose the bladder function problems in the children and also helps us determine the best way to treat the urologic condition, whether through medication, behavioral therapy, surgery or a combination of these. Additionally, through this study, we can also determine the response to the therapy initiated.
The division of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology (Dr Prashant Jain and Dr Ashish Prasad) at BLK Centre For Child Health takes care of Pediatric Urodynamics services.
Dr Prashant Jain is senior consultant in Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology in BLK Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi. He has been trained in premier institutes, King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), Mumbai and Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, New Delhi. He has been a gold medallist in his training in Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology. He also has a work experience in Pediatric Urology in Great Ormond Street, London.
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Dr Ashish Prasad is a Consultant in Department of Paediatric Surgery at BLK Centre for Child Health. He pursued Pediatric Surgery from Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. He is also trained in basic and advanced Laparoscopy from Minimal Access Training Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi. He has also done his training in paediatric urodynamics from the prestigious Boston Children’s Hospital under Dr Stuart Bauer, who is a pioneer and world renowned authority in paediatric urodynamics.
Dr Ashish can be contacted at
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