How can I ensure that I am using the home uroflowmetry device correctly?

Uroflowmetry - using home uroflowmetry device correctly
Uroflowmetry - using home uroflowmetry device correctly

Do you wonder how to use the home uroflowmetry device correctly? Using a home uroflowmetry device correctly is important to ensure accurate and reliable results [1]. Here are some tips to help you use the device correctly:

  • Read the instructions carefully: Before using the device, make sure to read the instructions carefully to understand how to set it up and use it correctly [2].
  • Prepare for the test: Make sure you are well hydrated before taking the test, and do not use the bathroom to empty your bladder before starting the test [3].
  • Set up the device properly: Set up the device according to the instructions provided, making sure that it is level and stable. Put the collecting mug on the device. Power the device on.
  • Wear appropriate clothing: Wear loose-fitting clothing that allows easy access to your lower abdomen and genitals. Under no circumstances should your clothes touch the device during the test!!! Avoid stream cruising when performing the test!!![4]
  • Start the test: Start the test by pressing the appropriate button or speaking the start command on your mobile device or following the instructions provided.
  • Follow the instructions: Some devices come with special instructions. If there are, follow them (such as starting the flow of urine).
  • Record the results: Report shows the results of the test, including the volume of urine voided, flow and the time taken to do so. For a valid uroflowmetry report you should void at least 150ml. Press appropriate button in the app to save the report. Some devices save uroflowmetry report automatically [5][6].
  • Clean the device: Clean the collecting mug according to the instructions provided to ensure that it is ready for your next use. The device itself should be cleand from time to time. If it comes in contact with urine, clean it with soft tissue. Do not use abrasive and caustic cleaning agents!
  • Store the device: Store the device and collecting mug according to the instructions provided to ensure that it is ready for your next use. Use a dry, dark storage space or use original packaing. If the device has a power cable do not twist it too much. It will break. Nothing should lie on the device when it is not operating. The measuring element in the device must not be permanently loaded due to the correct operation of the device itself. Over time, it is to be expected that the color of the housing of the device will change, mainly due to UV rays. UV rays give a yellowish tint to the device. The device must not lie in the sun or in an excessively warm place. Follow the attached instructions.
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If you have any questions or concerns about using the home uroflowmetry device, don’t hesitate to contact your healthcare provider for guidance. They can help ensure that you are using the device correctly and that you are getting the most accurate results possible. iPeeWell manufactures home uroflowmetry devices. Our devices come with clear instructions. If you have any question regarding our devices, please do contant us.

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References

  1. Abrams, P., Cardozo, L., Fall, M., et al. (2002). The standardisation of terminology in lower urinary tract function: report from the Standardisation Sub-committee of the International Continence Society. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 21(2), 167-178.
  2. Rosier PFWM, Schaefer W, Lose G, Goldman HB, Guralnick M, Eustice S, Dickinson T, Hashim H. International Continence Society Good Urodynamic Practices and Terms 2016: Urodynamics, uroflowmetry, cystometry, and pressure-flow study. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017 Jun;36(5):1243-1260. doi: 10.1002/nau.23124. Epub 2016 Dec 5. PMID: 27917521.
  3. Ceyhan E, Asutay MK. Standardization for reliable uroflowmetry testing in adults. Low Urin Tract Symptoms. 2021 Jan;13(1):45-50. doi: 10.1111/luts.12323. Epub 2020 May 26. PMID: 32455493.
  4. Addla SK, Marri RR, Daayana SL, Irwin P. Avoid cruising on the uroflowmeter: evaluation of cruising artifact on spinning disc flowmeters in an experimental setup. Neurourol Urodyn. 2010 Sep;29(7):1301-5. doi: 10.1002/nau.20846. PMID: 20879000.
  5. Gravas, S., Bach, T., Bachmann, A., et al. (2024). Guidelines on the management of non-neurogenic male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), incl. benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). European Association of Urology.
  6. Yoo S, Lee Y, Park J, Cho SY, Cho MC, Jeong H, Son H. Voided volume < 150 mL on initial uroflowmetry in men with storage symptoms: Is it an unreliable test result or a sign of severe storage symptoms? PLoS One. 2019 Jan 7;14(1):e0207208. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207208. PMID: 30615618; PMCID: PMC6322755.
  7. Nambiar, A. K., Bosch, R., Cruz, F., et al. (2018). EAU guidelines on assessment and nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence. European Association of Urology.
  8. Rosier, P. F. W. M., Schaefer, W., Lose, G., et al. (2018). International Continence Society Good Urodynamic Practices and Terms 2016: Urodynamics, uroflowmetry, cystometry, and pressure‐flow study. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 37(3), 915-921.
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