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Does visualisation during urethrocystoscopy provide pain relief? Results of an observational study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Urology, July 2015
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Title
Does visualisation during urethrocystoscopy provide pain relief? Results of an observational study
Published in
BMC Urology, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12894-015-0053-2
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Authors

J. Koenig, S. Sevinc, C. Frohme, H. Heers, R. Hofmann, A. Hegele

Abstract

To measure the effects of real-time visualisation during urethrocystoscopy on pain in patients who underwent ambulatory urethrocystoscopy. An observational study was designed. From June 2012 to June 2013 patients who had ambulatory urethrocystoscopy participated in the study. In order to measure pain perception we used a numeric rating scale (NRS) 0 to 10. Additional data was collected including gender, reason for intervention, use of a rigid or a flexible instrument and whether the patient had had urethrocystoscopy before. 185 patients were evaluated. 125 patients preferred to watch their urethrocystoscopy on a real-time video screen, 60 patients did not. There was no statistically relevant difference in pain perception between those patients who watched their urethrocystoscopy on a real-time video screen and those who did not (p = 0.063). However, men who were allowed to watch their flexible urethrocystoscopy experienced significantly less pain, than those who did not (p = 0.007). No such effects could be measured for rigid urethrocystoscopy (p = 0.317). Furthermore, women experienced significantly higher levels of pain during the urethrocystoscopy than men (p = 0.032). Visualisation during urethrocystoscopy procedures in general does not significantly decrease pain in patients. Nevertheless, men who undergo flexible urethrocystoscopy should be offered to watch their procedure in real-time on a video screen. To make urethrocystoscopy less painful for both genders, especially for women, should be subject to further research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 32 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 18%
Researcher 6 18%
Student > Bachelor 5 15%
Lecturer 4 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Other 6 18%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Psychology 3 9%
Linguistics 1 3%
Other 7 21%
Unknown 7 21%

Attention Score in Context

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#6,923,487
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Outputs from BMC Urology
#141
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#125,750
of 232,413 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Urology
#13
of 17 outputs
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