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Current management of neurogenic bladder in patients with MS

Br J Nurs. 2004 Apr 8-21;13(7):362-70
Woodward S.
Specialist and Palliative Care, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common neurological problem and many sufferers are affected by urinary symptoms that negatively impact on their quality of life.

Nurses are intimately involved in management of continence and other bladder problems with MS patients and need to be aware of appropriate assessment techniques and treatment options so that patients can be managed optimally.

Nurses can have a significant role to play in reducing bladder symptoms and directly improving patients' quality of life.

This article presents a review of current behavioural, pharmacological and surgical options for management of the neurogenic bladder in MS.