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Bladder Dysfunction and Parkinsonism: Current Pathophysiological Understanding and Management Strategies.
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PMID:  21986769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) commonly develop lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as their disease severity progresses. It is a well-established fact that neurodegeneration of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathway occurs in PD. This neurochemical deficiency explains many of the motor disturbances encountered in patients with PD. However, the underlying cause of urinary dysfunction present in over half of patients with PD is poorly understood. Without clearly understanding the underlying pathophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms of LUTS associated with PD, treatment strategies are mainly empirical in nature. This review presents the most recent studies and evidence on the pathophysiological mechanisms of PD-related voiding dysfunction and its available therapies.
Lysanne Campeau; Roberto Soler; Karl-Erik Andersson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current urology reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-6285     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100900943     Medline TA:  Curr Urol Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC, 27157, USA.
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