Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction: Clinical management recommendations of the Neurologic Incontinence committee of the fifth International Consultation on Incontinence 2013

Marcus John Drake*, Apostolos Apostolidis, Andrea Cocci, Anton Emmanuel, Jerzy B. Gajewski, Simon C W Harrison, John P F A Heesakkers, Gary E. Lemack, Helmut Madersbacher, Jalesh N. Panicker, Piotr Radziszewski, Ryuji Sakakibara, Jean Jacques Wyndaele

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Abstract

Background: Evidence-based guidelines for the management of neurological disease and lower urinary tract dysfunction have been produced by the International Consultations on Incontinence (ICI). These are comprehensive guidelines, and were developed to have world-wide relevance. Aims: To update clinical management of neurogenic bladder dysfunction from the recommendations of the fourth ICI, 2009. Materials and methods: A series of evidence reviews and updates were performed by members of the working group. The resulting guidelines were presented at the 2012 meeting of the European Association of Urology for consultation, and consequently amended to deliver evidence-based conclusions and recommendations in 2013. Results: The current review is a synthesis of the conclusions and recommendations, including the algorithms for initial and specialized management of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction. The pathophysiology is categorized according to the nature of onset of neurological disease and the part(s) of the nervous system affected. Assessment requires clinical evaluation, general investigations, and specialized testing. Treatment primarily focuses on ensuring safety of the patient and optimizing quality of life. Symptom management covers conservative and interventional measures to aid urine storage and bladder emptying, along with containment of incontinence. A multidisciplinary approach to management is essential. Discussion: The review offers a pragmatic review of management in the context of complex pathophysiology and varied evidence base. Neurourol. Urodynam. 35:657–665, 2016.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-665
Number of pages9
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research

Keywords

  • neurogenic
  • overactive bladder
  • urinary incontinence

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