Contemporary Management of Neurogenic Bladder in Children
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Purpose of review
The management of neurogenic bladder (NGB) is an evolving task that derives its principles from the long-term goals of renal protection and optimization of quality of life. This review describes contemporary diagnostic techniques as well as expanding treatment options.
Innovation within the field has chiefly been in the form of new modalities for maintaining low bladder pressures and developing minimally invasive approaches to surgical reconstruction. A new and quickly expanding area of interest is “transitional care” (also known as congenitalism) for the aging pediatric patient with NGB with a particular emphasis on establishing adequate adult care for medical and urologic needs.
Adhering to timeless principles while innovating in the field to maximize quality of care is critical to continue to provide the best care for NGB patients.
KeywordsNeurogenic bladder Spina bifida Transitional care
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Diana K. Bowen declares that she has no conflict of interest. Dana A. Weiss declares that she has no conflict of interest.
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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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