Current and future international patterns of care of neurogenic bladder after spinal cord injury

A. Gomelsky, G. E. Lemack, J. C. Castano Botero, R. K. Lee, J. B. Myers, P. Granitsiotis, R. R. Dmochowski

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Purpose: We aim to summarize the literature on international patterns of care for patients with neurogenic bladder (NGB) from spinal cord injury (SCI). Methods: We performed a PubMed database search, hand review of references, communication with professional societies, and registry evaluations for pertinent data. Results: Established patterns of care, including SCI registries and specialty centers, are available in high-resource countries such as the US and UK. As such, mortality rates from complications of NGB/SCI are lower. Access to intermittent catheterization supplies, among other resources, may be inadequate in many low-income regions. Cultural and religious beliefs may also hinder integration of proper bladder management in SCI patients. While guidelines exist in many parts of the world, it is unclear how rigorously they are disseminated or followed. Conclusions: While there is a paucity of high-level evidence, the differences in patterns of care are closely related to socioeconomic status and resources of the geographic area. Future research efforts should focus on improving access to diagnostic modalities, supplies, and specialists in these areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Journal of Urology
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StateAccepted/In press - Mar 31 2018

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Neurogenic Urinary Bladder
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Keywords

  • Guidelines
  • Intermittent catheterization
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Registry
  • Spinal cord injury

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  • Urology

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Gomelsky, A., Lemack, G. E., Castano Botero, J. C., Lee, R. K., Myers, J. B., Granitsiotis, P., & Dmochowski, R. R. (Accepted/In press). Current and future international patterns of care of neurogenic bladder after spinal cord injury. World Journal of Urology, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00345-018-2277-8

Current and future international patterns of care of neurogenic bladder after spinal cord injury. / Gomelsky, A.; Lemack, G. E.; Castano Botero, J. C.; Lee, R. K.; Myers, J. B.; Granitsiotis, P.; Dmochowski, R. R.

In: World Journal of Urology, 31.03.2018, p. 1-7.

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Gomelsky, A. ; Lemack, G. E. ; Castano Botero, J. C. ; Lee, R. K. ; Myers, J. B. ; Granitsiotis, P. ; Dmochowski, R. R. / Current and future international patterns of care of neurogenic bladder after spinal cord injury. In: World Journal of Urology. 2018 ; pp. 1-7.
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