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Title: Consensus guidelines on the neurologist's role in the management of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
Authors: De Ridder, Dirk
Van der Aa, Frank
Debruyne, Jan
D'hooghe, Marie-Beatrice
Dubois, Benedicte
Guillaume, Daniel
Heerings, Marco
Ilsbroukx, Stefan
Nagels, Guy
Seeldrayers, Pierrette
Van Landegem, William
Willekens, Barbara
Zicot, Anne-Francoise
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, 115 (10), p. 2033-2040
Abstract: Objective: To review current management of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) in MS patients and give recommendations on the joint role of the neurologist and urologist in NLUTD management. Methods: An algorithm for evaluation and referral of MS patients to urologists was created. It is an outcome of discussions about current knowledge, existing guidelines, and key issues during two Belgian consensus meetings attended by neurologists, urologists and other stakeholders involved in MS management. At these meetings, updated information on management of NLUTD in MS was exchanged and the neurologists' opinion on how to integrate this in the other aspects of care in MS patients was explored. Results: Short evaluation of NLUTD in MS patients by neurologists and appropriate referral to urologists could accelerate proper diagnosis and treatment. Neurologists can play a central role in the interdisciplinary communication on interactions between disease manifestations of MS and their treatments. Conclusion: The coordinating role of neurologists in NLUTD management may considerably improve QoL in MS patients. More research is needed to evaluate outcomes of urological assessments and treatment. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Notes: De Ridder, D (reprint author), Univ Hosp KUL Gasthuisberg, Herestr 49, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium. dirk.deridder@uzleuven.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/15991
DOI: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2013.06.018
ISI #: 000325833200019
ISSN: 0303-8467
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
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