Transition of Care and Treatment of the Adult Spina Bifida Patient
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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.
KeywordsSpina bifida Transitional care Treatment of adult spina bifida Neurogenic bladder Urinary incontinence Urodynamics Urinary tract reconstruction Voiding dysfunction Myelodysplasia
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