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14 Articles

  1. Spinal cord injury (SCI) - bladder and bowel function

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    The majority of individuals with SCI experience significant symptoms related to neurogenic bowel dysfunction. For example, 42% experience constipation and as many as 77% experience fecal incontinence.

  2. What is intermittent catheterization (IC)

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    Catheterization is perhaps one of the oldest urological procedures, dating back thousands of years ago. Using a urinary catheter is necessary when there is urine left in the bladder that cannot be emptied through normal voiding.

  3. Urinary system - male anatomy and physiology

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    The Urinary System is responsible for the eliminating of waste and extra fluid in the body, by making and excreting urine.

  4. Multiple sclerosis and bladder function

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    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong neurological condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, the central nervous system. Not all people will experience the same symptoms.

  5. Neurogenic bladder dysfunction

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    Neurogenic bladder is a disorder of the lower urinary tract created by damage to or diseases of the nervous system.

  6. Overflow incontinence - symptoms

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    Overflow incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine when the bladder is unable to empty properly due to a bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) or an underactive detrusor muscle (UAB). These symptoms are often described as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

  7. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

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    Urinary tract infections (UTI) occur when bacteria have a chance to multiply and attach to the mucous membrane of the bladder, the medical term is cystitis. When a urinary tract infection affects the upper urinary tract, kidneys and/or the kidney pelvic, the infection is usually referred to as pyelonephritis.

  8. Urinary system

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    The urinary system is responsible for the eliminating of waste and extra fluid in the body, by making and excreting urine.

  9. Urinary system dysfunctions

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    Illness, aging or injury, can lead to loss of bladder control by impacting the bladder’s ability to store and empty urine.

  10. Urinary bladder function

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    The bladder is a hollow muscular organ in the pelvis, just above and behind the pubic bone. The bladder has two main functions which are the storage and emptying of urine.

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