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Urology in the Nursing Home

  • George W. Drach
  • Edna P. Schwab
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Abstract

Urologists who have included nursing home consultations in their practices note the presence of multiple urologic problems in these patients: incontinence and dysfunctional voiding, use and management of indwelling catheters, asymptomatic bacteriuria, symptomatic UTI, hematuria, sexuality; management of prostate, bladder and renal cancer, and stone disease. Each of these problems engenders discussion in this chapter, which concludes with the recommendation that urologists incorporate elderly long-term care patients in their schedules.

Keywords

Nursing Home Resident Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Nursing Home Patient Symptomatic Urinary Tract Infection Urinary Stone Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Perelman Center for Advanced MedicineHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of GeriatricsHospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical CenterPhiladelphiaUSA

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