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Neurourol Urodyn. 2018 Mar;37(3):1152-1161. doi: 10.1002/nau.23397. Epub 2017 Nov 17.

An International Continence Society (ICS) report on the terminology for adult neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (ANLUTD).

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1
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
2
Neurourology Unit, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.
3
Department of Neuro-Urology, Spinal Injuries Unit, RNOH, Stanmore/London, United Kingdom.
4
Department of Urology, Moinhos de Vento Hospital, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
5
Neurology, Internal Medicine, Sakura Medical Center, Toho University, Sakura, Japan.
6
Department of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy.
7
Department of Urology, UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas.
8
Vista Urology & Pelvic Pain Partners, San Jose, California.
9
Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym Bristol, United Kingdom.
10
University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The terminology for adult neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (ANLUTD) should be defined and organized in a clinically based consensus Report.

METHODS:

This Report has been created by a Working Group under the auspices and guidelines of the International Continence Society (ICS) Standardization Steering Committee (SSC) assisted at intervals by external referees. All relevant definitions for ANLUTD were updated on the basis of research over the last 14 years. An extensive process of 18 rounds of internal and external review was involved to exhaustively examine each definition, with decision-making by collective opinion (consensus).

RESULTS:

A Terminology Report for ANLUTD, encompassing 97 definitions (42 NEW and 8 CHANGED, has been developed. It is clinically based with the most common diagnoses defined. Clarity and user-friendliness have been key aims to make it interpretable by practitioners and trainees in all the different groups involved not only in lower urinary tract dysfunction but additionally in many other medical specialties.

CONCLUSION:

A consensus-based Terminology Report for ANLUTD has been produced to aid clinical practice and research.

KEYWORDS:

adult; dysfunction; neurogenic; terminology; urinary tract

PMID:
29149505
DOI:
10.1002/nau.23397

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