Document Download: Chapter 5: Multiple sclerosis, other myelopathies and spinal cord injury


A comprehensive assessment and treatment strategy for bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction in a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS), other myelopathies, or spinal cord injury (SCI) requires a co-ordinated approach based on a knowledge of the patient's disease course, iatrogenic factors, concomitant symptomatic complaints, as well as a knowledge of their social and psychological factors. A multidisciplinary team is often required involving neurologists, urologists, gynecologists, rehabilitation specialists, nurses, and primary care physicians. Through their efforts, the function and quality of the patient's life can be significantly improved.

Published: 4 Dec 2007



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