The Urinary tract of the human body functions to remove extra water and wastes. Urodynamic or Urodynamic test studies the working of urethra, sphincters, and bladder. Urodynamic examines functions of bladder and urethra of storing and releasing urine from the body. Tests detects involuntary contractions of bladder that results into leakage of urine. Urodynamic tests are majorly conducted for women with incontinence and men having enlarged prostate glands.
Test ranges from simple observation to precise and accurate measurements. Simple observations include volume of urine produced, inability or ability to stop the flow of urine in midstream, and length of time taken to produce urine. Precise measurements include imaging equipment, which takes pictures of the urinary bladder emptying and filling urine, pressure monitors are used record pressure inside the bladder, and sensors record nerve and muscle activity. Urodynamic tests consist of uroflowmetry, cystometric test, postvoid residual measurement, leak point pressure measurement, pressure flow study, electromyography, and video urodynamic test.
Urodynamic Equipment Market Drivers:-
Initiatives taken to increase awareness among people such as by World Continence Week organized by Continence Foundation of Australia is expected to support the global urodynamic equipment market growth. The World Continence Week 2017, aims to spread awareness regarding in continence. According to a study conducted by International Continence Society in 2018, the prevalence of urinary incontinence in women is 28%, 16.1% in men, and 35% in senior citizens. This study also states that urinary incontinence is among the 10 most common diseases caused in both sexes. Moreover, aging is also one of the reasons that can cause urinary bladder related disorders.
Urodynamic Equipment Market Key Players:-
Key players operating in global urodynamic equipment market include LABORIE Medical Technologies, Verathon, Albyn Medical, Cooper Surgical, Ameco Medical Laboratories, Aymed Medical Technology, Boston Scientific Corporation, C.R.Bard, UROTECH, NOV Amedtek, Neomedix Systems, MKS Medic, and Dantec Medical Inc.