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International children's continence society's recommendations for initial diagnostic evaluation and follow-up in congenital neuropathic bladder and bowel dysfunction in children.
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PMID:  22532312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The objective of this ICCS standardization document is to report the initial diagnostic evaluation and subsequent work-up of children with neuropathic bladder dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Due to a paucity of level I or level II, "levels of evidence" publications, these recommendations are actually a compilation of best practices because they seem to be effective and reliable, although not with any control. RESULTS: Throughout the document, the emphasis is on promoting early, comprehensive evaluation of lower urinary tract function that is thorough but with a minimum of unnecessary testing. This includes what tests to order, when to order them and what to do with the results. Some of the recommendations may not be practical in various worldwide locations but the suggested testing should be considered the ideal approach to completely diagnosing and then promulgating treatments based on the full knowledge of the condition and its effect on urinary tract function. Once the findings are delineated, those lower urinary tract patterns of dysfunction that put the kidneys at risk for deterioration, that are barriers to attaining eventual continence, and that have long-term consequence to the lower urinary track can be obviated by specific management recommendations. The indications and timing of investigations to achieve these objectives are clearly defined in each diagnostic category and during follow-up. RECOMMENDATIONS: This document should be used as a basis for appropriate evaluation and timely surveillance of the various neuro-urologic conditions that affect children. Neurourol. Urodynam. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Stuart B Bauer; Paul F Austin; Yazan F Rawashdeh; Tom P de Jong; Israel Franco; Charlotte Siggard; Troels Munch Jorgensen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurourology and urodynamics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-6777     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8303326     Medline TA:  Neurourol Urodyn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
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