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., ...More

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.174, no.4, pp.1612-1615, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 174 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.ju.0000179241.99381.5e
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1612-1615


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.