More MS news articles for June 2002

Sexual and urological dysfunction in multiple sclerosis: better understanding and improved therapies

Curr Opin Neurol 2002 Jun;15(3):271-8
DasGupta R, Fowler CJ.
Department of UroNeurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK.

The fundamental strategy in treating multiple sclerosis patients with unstable bladders involves a combination of suppressing urgency and ensuring effective urinary drainage.

Anti-cholinergics remain the first-line treatment, but alternative therapies are undergoing clinical trials.

With a range of new pro-erectile oral medications available, interest has grown in treatment of multiple sclerosis-related erectile failure.

Female sexual dysfunction is also now gaining some attention, with new classification criteria and methods for assessing and treating these patients.