Can alpha-blocker therapy be an alternative to biofeedback for dysfunctional voiding and urinary retention? A prospective study


YÜCEL S. , Akkaya E., Guntekin E., Kukul E., Akman S., Melikoglu M., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, cilt.174, sa.4, ss.1612-1615, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Purpose: Traditional treatment of dysfunctional voiding in children with urinary retention involves retraining the pelvic floor muscles using biofeedback. Alpha-blockers are reported to also be effective in children with urinary retention and dysfunctional voiding. We compared the efficacy of biofeedback and alpha-blockers for dysfunctional voiding and urinary retention in terms of residual urine volume and urge incontinence episodes, mean flow rates and urinary tract infections.