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The Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review.
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PMID:  22886612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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This is a systematic review on the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The heterogeneity of the outcome criteria did not allow a meta-analysis of the published evidence. In the last few decades, the therapeutic options for neurogenic bladder dysfunction have broadened. Despite this, no consensus has been reached as to the management of LUTD and LUTS in patients with MS, and the subject remains controversial. Bladder dysfunction is common in MS, affecting 80 %-100 % of patients during the course of the disease. Several studies have shown that urinary incontinence has a severe effect on patients' quality of life, with 70 % of patients classifying the impact bladder symptoms had on their life as "high" or "moderate." Moreover, the progressive feature of MS makes its treatment complex, since any achieved therapeutic result may be short-lived, with the possibility that symptoms will recur or develop de novo.
Authors:
A Tubaro; F Puccini; C De Nunzio; G A Digesu; S Elneil; C Gobbi; V Khullar
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current urology reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-6285     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Urol Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100900943     Medline TA:  Curr Urol Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Sant'Andrea Hospital, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Via di Grottarossa 1035, 00189, Rome, Italy, andrea.tubaro@mac.com.
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