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|Title:||Neurogenic bladder and urodynamic outcomes in patients with spinal cord myelopathy.|
|Epworth Authors:||New, Peter|
|Other Authors:||Dillon, Louise|
Spinal Cord Diseases
Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic
Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Myelopathy
Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Australia
|Publisher:||Thomas Land Publishers|
|Citation:||Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2015 Summer;21(3):250-6|
|Abstract:||BACKGROUND: Urodynamics (UDs) are routine in traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), but there are few reports regarding nontraumatic spinal cord myelopathy (SCM) patients. PURPOSE: To describe the neurogenic bladder and UD outcomes in SCM patients and determine whether the UD recommendations result in clinically important changes to bladder management. METHODS: This retrospective case study examined a series of SCM patients admitted to a spinal rehabilitation service who underwent UDs between January 1, 2000 and June 30, 2010. RESULTS: Sixty-five UD tests were performed a median of 7 months post SCM. Most (n = 34; 57%) patients were male, and the median age was 60 years. Most patients (n = 46; 77%) were paraplegic and were continent of urine (n = 38; 58%). Thirty-five (46%) patients voided on sensation, 26 (40%) performed intermittent self-catheterization, and 9 (14%) had an indwelling catheter. The most common UD finding was overactive detrusor with no dysynergia (n = 31; 48%), followed by overactive detrusor with sphincter dysynergia (n = 16; 25%) and detrusor areflexia/underactive (n = 12; 18%). Key UD findings were median cystometric capacity 414 mL (interquartile range [IQR], 300-590), median maximum detrusor contraction 49.5 cmH2O (IQR, 25-85), and median residual volume post voiding 100 mL (IQR, 5-200). The recommendations for changes to bladder management following UDs resulted in clinically important changes to existing strategies in 57 studies (88%). CONCLUSIONS: Future studies should ascertain whether our screening protocol is appropriate, and a longer-term follow-up should examine the relationship between UD recommendations and prevention of complications.|
|Journal Title:||Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation|
|Affiliated Organisations:||Spinal Rehabilitation Service, Caulfield Hospital, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.|
Continence Service and Aged Care, Caulfield Hospital, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Monash University, School of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
|Type of Clinical Study or Trial:||Retrospective studies|
|Appears in Collections:||UroRenal, Vascular|
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