Development of a bladder management protocol as part of a comprehensive care program for spina bifida in Kenya.

@article{Augenstein2008DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a bladder management protocol as part of a comprehensive care program for spina bifida in Kenya.},
  author={Kimberly Augenstein and Virginia Simson Nelson and Agnes Jeruto Kogei and Edward A. Hurvitz},
  journal={Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={285-90}
}
Most children with spina bifida have neurogenic bladders. Prior to the use of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) in 1972, approximately 30% of children with spina bifida died of renal failure. In developing countries where CIC is not done, even more children with spina bifida continue to die from renal failure. This article presents data from Kenya collected from a nurse run comprehensive spina bifida program which evaluates bladder function with leak point pressure (LPP) and begins CIC… CONTINUE READING

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