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PURPOSE Screening for bladder malignancy in patients with neuropathic bladder and a chronic indwelling catheter by cystoscopy and biopsy is commonly performed. Despite this practice the test has not been fully validated to date. We analyzed our experience with this screening test and explored its validity when applied to our patients. MATERIALS AND(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to resolve the paradox as to whether magnetic stimulation of sacral nerve roots results in contraction or suppression of the bladder, in both normal individuals and patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven males with complete SCI and neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) and five normal males were(More)
Case reports, by virtue of their simplicity, are ideal for the novice writer. The temptation is to write up anything that is remotely interesting in the hope that you get your name in print. One soon discovers that this is a self-defeating exercise when rejections of a mediocre manuscript come a plenty. Choosing an appropriate case is the difficult first(More)
Autonomic dysreflexia is an important clinical diagnosis that requires prompt treatment to avoid devastating complications. The condition may present itself to all members of medical and surgical specialties, who may not be accustomed to treating it. It is the clinician's responsibility to have a basic understanding of the pathophysiology of the condition(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case report of the complications of a spinal cord injury (SCI) patient alternating between indwelling urethral catheter and a condom drainage system for bladder management. OBJECTIVE To highlight the importance of penile care for bladder drainage following SCI. SETTING Spinal Injuries Unit, Stanmore, UK. SUBJECT A 39-year-old male who(More)
AIMS To investigate variations in common urological practice between the Spinal Injuries Units (SIU) of UK and Eire. METHODS In December 2002, each of the 12 SIU in the UK and Eire were sent a questionnaire addressing basic practice relating to urological outpatient follow-up, management of urinary tract infection, upper tract surveillance, and urodynamic(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE This retrospective review observes the evolution of bladder management by time and reports adult urological outcomes and complications in paediatric onset spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING Spinal Injuries Unit RNOH Stanmore. METHOD In total, 10 traumatic SCI patients with mean age at injury of 13.6 years(More)