Contemporary Evaluation and Treatment of Poststroke Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction

Zachary Panfili, Meredith Metcalf, Tomas L. Griebling

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Abstract

Stroke is an extremely common clinical entity, and poststroke incontinence is a major cause of morbidity for stroke survivors. Although patients can experience a wide variety of lower urinary tract symptoms, detrusor overactivity is among the most common clinical findings following stroke. All forms of lower urinary tract symptoms can negatively impact physical and psychosocial function for affected patients and their caregivers and loved ones. Careful evaluation is critical for successful management. Treatment is tailored to the goals and needs of each individual patient. Improvements in continence status can help to enhance overall and health-related quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-414
Number of pages12
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Geriatrics
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
  • Overactive bladder (OAB)
  • Stroke
  • Underactive bladder (UAB)
  • Urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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