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Title
Consensus guidelines on the neurologist's role in the management of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
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Abstract
Objective: To review current management of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) in MS patients and give recommendations on the joint role of the neurologist and urologist in NLUTD management. Methods: An algorithm for evaluation and referral of MS patients to urologists was created. It is an outcome of discussions about current knowledge, existing guidelines, and key issues during two Belgian consensus meetings attended by neurologists, urologists and other stakeholders involved in MS management. At these meetings, updated information on management of NLUTD in MS was exchanged and the neurologists' opinion on how to integrate this in the other aspects of care in MS patients was explored. Results: Short evaluation of NLUTD in MS patients by neurologists and appropriate referral to urologists could accelerate proper diagnosis and treatment. Neurologists can play a central role in the interdisciplinary communication on interactions between disease manifestations of MS and their treatments. Conclusion: The coordinating role of neurologists in NLUTD management may considerably improve QoL in MS patients. More research is needed to evaluate outcomes of urological assessments and treatment. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. - Assen
Publication
Assen : 2013
ISSN
0303-8467
Volume/pages
115:10(2013), p. 2033-2040
ISI
000325833200019
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 16.12.2013
Last edited 16.11.2017
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