Urodynamic and physiologic patterns associated with the common causes of neurogenic bladder in adults.


Journal Article (Review)

The clinical presentation of the neurogenic bladder can be as vast as the pathologic causes however urodynamics (UDS) can help guide clinical decision-making and help simplify a complex disease state. UDS may be considered as the gold standard in helping to break down complex and multifactorial voiding dysfunction into manageable goals; these include protecting the upper tracts, limiting urinary tract infections (UTI) via avoiding urinary stasis, and maintaining quality of life. Included within are examples of normal to pathologic tracings including normal filling and voiding, detrusor sphincteric coordination, changes in compliance, etc. Additionally we have provided expected UDS findings based on neurogenic disease process, including but not limited to, Parkinson's, dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS) and spinal cord injury based on lesion location. Pattern recognition and understanding of UDS can help lead to quality of life improvements and optimal management for the patient with neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Allio, BA; Peterson, AC

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 38

PubMed ID

  • 26904410

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26904410

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2223-4691

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3978/j.issn.2223-4683.2016.01.05


  • eng

Conference Location

  • China