Current Urology Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 419–426

Bladder Dysfunction in Patients with Diabetes

  • Christopher S. Gomez
  • Prashanth Kanagarajah
  • Angelo E. Gousse
Overactive Bladder (Gopal Badlani, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11934-011-0214-0

Cite this article as:
Gomez, C.S., Kanagarajah, P. & Gousse, A.E. Curr Urol Rep (2011) 12: 419. doi:10.1007/s11934-011-0214-0

Abstract

With diabetes mellitus (DM) reaching epidemic proportions, the identification of voiding dysfunction as a common and burdensome complication of this disease is critical. Research into diabetic voiding dysfunction significantly lags behind other complications of DM, such as retinopathy and nephropathy. Recent studies have revealed that DM predisposes patients to a wide range of lower urinary tract dysfunction, from the classic diabetic cystopathy of incomplete emptying to urgency incontinence. In this review, we discuss the current concepts of diabetic voiding dysfunction with a critical analysis of the available evidence.

Keywords

Diabetes mellitus Diabetic cystopathy Voiding dysfunction Overactive bladder Urinary incontinence Comorbidities Quality of life 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher S. Gomez
    • 1
  • Prashanth Kanagarajah
    • 1
  • Angelo E. Gousse
    • 1
  1. 1.Bladder Health and Reconstructive Urology InstituteMemorial Hospital MiramarMiramarUSA

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