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Clin Geriatr Med. 2006 May;22(2):311-30; ix.

Neurogenic bowel and bladder in the older adult.

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Department of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons, 180 Fort Washington Avenue, HP1-194, New York, NY 10032, USA. ms1127@columbia.edu

Abstract

Special skills are needed in caring for an elderly patient with a neurogenic bowel and bladder. One not only has to take into account the age-related changes that occur, but also how these changes impact on a patient already struggling with bowel and bladder issues because of various neurogenic causes. Incontinence of bowel and bladder leads to a loss of quality of life and physicians should be educated on the treatment available to provide the best care for their patients.

PMID:
16627081
DOI:
10.1016/j.cger.2005.12.014
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