Management of neurogenic bladder in patients with Parkinson's disease: A systematic review

To assess the different treatment methods in management of neurogenic bladder (NGB) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD).

A systematic search was performed in Cochrane library, EMBASE, Proquest, Clinicaltrial. gov, WHO, Google Scholar, MEDLINE via PubMed, Ovid, ongoing trials registers, and conference proceedings in November 11, 2017. All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or quasi-RCTs comparing any treatment method for management of NGB in patients with PD were included. The titles and abstracts of all identified studies were evaluated independently by two investigators. Once all of the potential related articles were retrieved, each author separately evaluated the full text of each article and the quality of the methodology of the selected studies using the Cochrane appraisal risk of bias checklist and then the data about the patient's outcomes was extracted. We registered the title in Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) that is available in

We included 41 RCTs or quasi-RCTs or three observational study with a total of 1063 patients that evaluated pharmacological, neurosurgical, botulinum toxin, electrical neuromodulation, and behavioral therapy effects on NGB. Among the included studies only solifenacin succinate double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was assessed as low risk of bias, and treatment led to an improvement in urinary incontinence.

Although several interventions are available for treatment NGB in patients with PD, at present there is little or no evidence that treatment improves patient outcomes in this population. Additional large, well designed, randomized studies with improved methodology and reporting focused on patient-centered outcomes are needed.

Neurourology and urodynamics. 2018 Nov 08 [Epub ahead of print]

Sakineh Hajebrahimi, Christopher R Chapple, Fariba Pashazadeh, Hanieh Salehi-Pourmehr

Research Center for Evidence Based-Medicine, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran., Academic Urology Unit, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK., Neurosciences Research Center (NSRC), Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.