Bladder Dysfunction

Transitioning Urologic Care

Spina Bifida Association         Format             Fact Sheet     This fact sheet provides information on transitioning the responsibility of urologic care from parent to child self care as young adults prepare for independent lives. Social and behavioral issues during the transition period are discussed. Contact URL    http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/site/c.liKWL7PLLrF/b.2700299/k.A604/Transitioning_Urologic_Care.htm Contact Agency Spina Bifida Association 4590 MacArthur […]

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Toilet Training the Child with Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida Association         Format             Fact Sheet     This fact sheet includes tips on how to start toilet training with a child with spina bifida, as well as a discussion of what can be done if timed toileting does not result in dryness. Contact URL                      http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/site/c.liKWL7PLLrF/b.2700297/k.9AF5/Toilet_Training.htm Contact Agency Spina Bifida Association 4590 […]

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Applying Structured Teaching Principles to Toilet Training

Chapel Hill TEACCH Center Format           Article by Susan Boswell and Debbie Gray of TEACCH        This article on children with autism discusses educational approaches to toilet training and is the compilation of suggestions by several experienced TEACCH teachers and consultants about this area of programming.  When setting up a program to help a […]

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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Stroke Rehabilitation in the Primary Care Setting, Feb. 2003

Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Format             Guidelines These guidelines include recommendations on assessing bladder function in acute stroke patients, including assessment of urinary retention through the use of a bladder scanner or an in-and-out catheterization, measurement of urinary frequency, volume, and control, and the presence of dysuria. Recommendations also include considering removal of […]

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Bladder Management for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinical Practice Guideline for Health-Care Professionals

Paralyzed Veterans of America Format             Guideline This evidence-based guideline describes various methods of bladder management in adults with spinal cord injury. Contact URL    http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pubs_generalpubs#Bladder      Contact Agency Paralyzed Veterans of America 801 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20006-3517 1-800-555-9140

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Overview: Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Clinical Practice Guideline Update

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Format             Guidelines In 1992, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHCRQ, now called Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released its first guideline on urinary incontinence. Since then, the guideline has become the standard of care for […]

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The effectiveness of different methods of toilet training for bowel and bladder control.

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this report are to determine the following: (1) the effectiveness of the toilet training methods, (2) which factors modify the effectiveness of toilet training, (3) if the toilet training methods are risk factor for adverse outcomes, and (4) the optimal toilet training method for achieving bowel and bladder control among patients […]

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Multiple sclerosis, body image, and sexuality.

Janet Hutchinson explores the concept of body image and sexuality in relation to a female client with bladder dysfunction and multiple sclerosis. She also discusses the psychological and social problems that may arise from these problems.

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High prevalence of incontinence among young adults with spina bifida: description, prediction and problem perception.

Verhoef M, Lurvink M, Barf HA, Post MW, van Asbeck FW, Gooskens RH, Prevo AJ. Rehabilitation Centre De Hoogstraat, 3583 TM Utrecht, The Netherlands.  Spinal Cord. 2005 Jun;43(6):331-40. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of incontinence, problem perception and determinants of urinary and faecal incontinence in young adults with spina bifida. SETTING: […]

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Bladder and sexual function among women with multiple sclerosis.

OBJECTIVE: Genitourinary dysfunction is common in women with multiple sclerosis (MS), yet few studies have evaluated the association between bladder and sexual dysfunction in these women. The aim of this study was to determine factors, including demographic and bladder function, associated with sexual dysfunction in a sample of women with MS. METHODS: One hundred and […]

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