Bladder Dysfunction

Bladder Management

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System            Format             Pamphlet        This pamphlet describes the functioning of the urinary system and how a spinal cord injury affects this functioning, as well as methods that can be used for bladder management such as the use of catheters, stimulated voiding, and surgical alternatives. Contact URL    […]

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Bladder Care and Management

This article by Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) in Secondary Complications in SCI at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dept. of P M & R appears on The Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center website   Format             Article   This article on bladder care appears on the Living with Spinal Cord Injury page of […]

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Bladder Management

 Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center   Format             Webpage         This webpage describes how the bladder works before and after paralysis; why people with paralysis are at high risk for urinary tract infection (UTI); some of the symptoms of UTI; the importance of proper cleaning of urinary care supplies, keeping the skin clean, and […]

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Urinary Dysfunction and MS: A Consumer Guide to Clinical Practice Guidelines, Managing Specific Issues

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2008               Format           Guide by Rosalind C. Kalb, PhD and Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD, MSCN   This guide is based on “Urinary Dysfunction and Multiple Sclerosis: A Clinical Practice Guideline for Professionals” developed by the Multiple Sclerosis Council for Clinical Practice Guidelines; it was […]

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Managing Bowel and Bladder Symptoms

The South Cook, Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group    Format             Article by Patricia Kennedy, RN, CNP, reprinted with permission from The Heuga Center     The South Cook, Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group provides on its website an article on symptoms and treatment of bowel and bladder problems in people with multiple sclerosis.   […]

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Living with an MS Bladder: Four People, Four Stories

InsideMS of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, April-May 2006   Format             Article               This article appears in The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s InsideMS, a quarterly lifestyle magazine for people with MS, their families, and healthcare professionals. It is written by a woman who has multiple sclerosis and asserts that while bladder problems are common in […]

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Controlling Bladder Problems in Multiple Sclerosis

 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society     Format             brochure          This brochure explains how multiple sclerosis may affect the urinary system, as well as what can be done to keep problems under control.  While urinary dysfunction, or bladder problems, are common in MS, not everyone with MS will have them; for those who do, symptoms […]

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Bladder Dysfunction

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society             Format             Webpage   This webpage describes bladder dysfunction, its symptoms and complications, as well as treatment strategies for bladder management.   Contact URL    http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/symptoms/bladder-dysfunction/index.aspx   Contact Agency The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Bladder Care Resources

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s (RIC) LIFE Center   Format             Resource list RIC’s LIFE Center’s website includes links to binders, books, booklets, community resources, DVDs, information sheets, pamphlets, support groups, and video tapes on topics including bladder care, such as catheters, urinary care for men and women, and urinary tract infections. Contact URL   http://life.cleverspin.com/content/511/index.html?topic=1&subtopic=110 Contact […]

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Urologic Care and Management

Spina Bifida Association         Format             Fact Sheet     This fact sheet discusses the changes in urologic care of children with Spina Bifida in the last decade, including emphasis on early catherization of the child’s lower urinary tract function and preventive treatment to preserve both kidney and bladder function to maximize the child’s long-term […]

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