Bladder Dysfunction

Bowel and Bladder Research: Spinal Cord Injuries

Bladder management in persons with spinal cord lesion. Dahlberg A, Perttilä I, Wuokko E, Ala-Opas M.  Käpylä Rehabilitation Centre, Finnish Association of People with Mobility Disabilities, Nordenskiöldinkatu 18B, PO Box 103, 00251 Helsinki, Finland.  Spinal Cord. 2004 Dec;42(12):694-8. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical descriptive prevalence study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the methods of self-reported bladder management, the… Read More »»

Bowel and Bladder Research: People with Spina Bifida

Long-term urologic outcome in patients with caudal regression syndrome, compared with meningomyelocele and spinal cord lipoma. Torre M, Buffa P, Jasonni V, Cama A.  Paediatric Surgery, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, 16148 Genoa, Italy. micheletorre@hotmail.com  J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Mar;43(3):530-3. BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The long-term urologic outcome in a large series of patients with neural tube defects was evaluated.… Read More »»

Bowel and Bladder Research: Bladder Management for People with Disabilities

Developing a strategy to reduce the high morbidity of patients with long-term urinary catheters: the BioMed catheter research clinic. Khan AA, Mathur S, Feneley R, Timoney AG.  BioMed Centre, Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.  BJU Int. 2007 Dec;100(6):1298-301. OBJECTIVE: To assess the idea of managing patients having problems with long-term catheterization (LTC, normally… Read More »»

Bowel and Bladder Research: Children with Spina Bifida

Achieving fecal continence in patients with spina bifida: a descriptive cohort study. Vande Velde S, Van Biervliet S, Van Renterghem K, Van Laecke E, Hoebeke P, Van Winckel M. Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Surgery, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium. Saskia.vandevelde@ugent.be  J Urol. 2007 Dec;178(6):2640-4; discussion 2644. Epub 2007 Oct 22. PURPOSE: Fecal incontinence is… Read More »»

Bowel and Bladder Management Techniques for Children with Spina Bifida

Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, with funding provided by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities            Format             Grant project During the project period of 2005-2008 (still ongoing), researchers at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California are studying ways to improve… Read More »»

Bowel and Bladder Continence among Children and Youth with Spina Bifida

The Kennedy Krieger Research Institute, with funding provided by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Format             Grant project During the project period of 2005-2008 (still ongoing), clinicians at The Kennedy Krieger Research Institute will test an 8-week behavioral intervention to improve bowel and… Read More »»

Urinary Tract Infections: Intermittent Catheterization

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System          Format             Pamphlet        This pamphlet describes the causes, symptoms, and signs of urinary tract infections (UTIs), self care steps that can be taken to prevent UTIs, when one should call a health care provider, how to collect a good specimen for urine culture, and things to… Read More »»

Urinary Tract Infections: Indwelling (Foley) Catheter

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System                                    Format             Pamphlet        This pamphlet describes the causes, symptoms, and signs of urinary tract infections (UTIs), self care steps that can be taken to prevent UTIs, when one should call a health care… Read More »»

Bladder Management Resource links

The Spinal Cord Injury Information Network      Format             Webpage         The Spinal Cord Injury Information Network provides an extensive list of links to publications, videos, training guides, and brochures on Bladder and Bowel Management, as well as organizations working in these areas.   Contact URL    http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=21828       Contact Agency UAB Model SCI System Office… Read More »»

Bladder Management Video

UAB Model SCI System   Format             video   This 33-minute video outlines the impact of bladder management on quality of life in people with spinal cord injuries. Various types of bladder management programs and techniques are illustrated (male and female anatomical models are utilized to demonstrate proper techniques). Included are discussions of prevention and treatment… Read More »»