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Guidelines of Guidelines: Conservative, Pharmacological, and Surgical Management for Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction


Department of Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK


Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK


Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK

Urol Res Pract 2024; 50: 139-147
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2024.23232
Read: 194 Downloads: 74 Published: 31 March 2024

Abstract: Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) encompasses a broad spectrum of neurological conditions affecting the lower urinary tract. Managing NLUTD requires a tailored approach focused on preserving kidney function and enhancing patients’ quality of life. Clinical guidelines provide valuable guidance for healthcare professionals, but discrepancies in recommendations arise among other factors due to limited high-quality clinical evidence. Prominent guidelines from organisations like the International Consultation of Incontinence, the European Association of Urology, the American Urological Association, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offer varying recommendations for NLUTD management. This study reviews and summarizes the recommendations for conservative, pharmacological, and surgical management options across these guidelines.

Cite this article as: Ochoa DC, Mahoney AC. Fontaine C, Hashim H. Guidelines of guidelines: conservative, pharmacological, and surgical management for neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD). Urol Res Pract. 2024;50(2):139-147.

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