Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 96–101

Transition of Care and Treatment of the Adult Spina Bifida Patient

Voiding Dysfunction Evaluation (C Gomez, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11884-014-0229-8

Cite this article as:
Kalyanaraman, B. & Elliott, S.P. Curr Bladder Dysfunct Rep (2014) 9: 96. doi:10.1007/s11884-014-0229-8

Abstract

Adult spina bifida patients are an underserved population in terms of healthcare in general and urologic care in particular. These patients have unique urologic issues arising from the underlying disease process as well as prior treatments. Multidisciplinary clinics deliver coordinated care in a limited number of locations and many patients receive care in their local community. In an effort to improve patient care, this article will empower the general adult urologist to care for the urologic needs of adult spina bifida patients and educate the reader about the fundamentals of transitional urologic care.

Keywords

Spina bifidaTransitional careTreatment of adult spina bifidaNeurogenic bladderUrinary incontinenceUrodynamicsUrinary tract reconstructionVoiding dysfunctionMyelodysplasia

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Gillette Children’s Specialty HealthcareSaint PaulUSA