Urinary Tract Infection and Neurogenic Bladder.


Journal Article (Review)

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are frequent, recurrent, and lifelong for patients with neurogenic bladder and present challenges in diagnosis and treatment. Patients often present without classic symptoms of UTI but with abdominal or back pain, increased spasticity, and urinary incontinence. Failure to recognize and treat infections can quickly lead to life-threatening autonomic dysreflexia or sepsis, whereas overtreatment contributes to antibiotic resistance, thus limiting future treatment options. Multiple prevention methods are used but evidence-based practices are few. Prevention and treatment of symptomatic UTI requires a multimodal approach that focuses on bladder management as well as accurate diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic treatment.

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Cited Authors

  • McKibben, MJ; Seed, P; Ross, SS; Borawski, KM

Published Date

  • November 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 527 - 536

PubMed ID

  • 26475949

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26475949

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-318X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ucl.2015.05.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States