Birgitta Lindehall

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OBJECTIVE The aim was to analyse the psychosocial factors of teenagers and young adults with myelomeningocele with at least 5 years' experience of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC). MATERIAL AND METHODS A qualitative interview technique with semi-structured questions was used in 22 participants aged 13-26 years (median 17) and issues addressed were(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the rate of complications associated with catheterization and the risk of urethral lesions in girls with myelomeningocele treated with clean intermittent catheterization for a minimum of 10 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS We examined the medical records of 31 females with myelomeningocele followed from the start of clean intermittent(More)
AIM To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adults with myelomeningocele (MMC) measured by SF-36. MATERIALS AND METHODS All individuals (134) with MMC from western Sweden born before 1981, 69 with a median age of 34 years (range 27-50), participated in a telephone interview. Of these, 61 took part in SF-36 (short form 36 health questionnaire(More)
PURPOSE We evaluate the risk for urethral lesions and epididymitis in boys with neurogenic bladder dysfunction treated by clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) for a minimum of 10 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of 28 males with neurogenic bladder dysfunction followed from the start of CIC until the age of 15 to 20 years were reviewed.(More)
AIM To assess life situation, and bladder and bowel management in individuals with myelomeningocele (MMC) after transferal to adult medical care. MATERIALS AND METHODS All individuals (134) with myelomeningocele from western Sweden, born before 1981, and assessed on at least two occasions by a pediatric urologist, were invited to participate in a(More)
An interview study of the practical aspects of clean intermittent self-catheterization was performed in 26 randomly chosen teenagers and young adults with myelomeningocele who had been using the procedure for 7.5 to 12 years. Self-catheterization was well accepted as a part of daily life. Even if complete dryness was not attained the subjects appreciated(More)
Of the 102 consecutive children with myelomeningocele who were treated by intermittent catheterisation between 1977 and 1985, 89 were investigated with regard to the development of the upper urinary tract. The median follow-up period was 6.7 years. Dilatation and vesicoureteric reflux were assessed by means of repeated urography and voiding(More)
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