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Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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Abstract

Recognition and management of urinary dysfunction in spinal cord injuries has significantly reduced the mortality from related complications and renal failure in recent decades, but genitourinary problems are still a major source of morbidity. Urinary tract infection is a leading cause of hospitalization for people with spinal cord injury. Monitoring and management of ongoing genitourinary function is an important part of the treatment of spinal cord injury. The goal of neurogenic bladder management is to minimize the lower urinary tract complications, preserve the upper urinary tract, prevent incontinence, and adapt to person’s lifestyle.

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  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineRehabilitation Hospital, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of MedicineYangsanSouth Korea

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