AUA 2016: Predictors of long-term bladder management in spinal cord injury patients-upper extremity function matters most - Session Highlights

San Diego, CA USA ( Dimitar Zlatev from Stanford University presented data on lack of adherence to clean intermittent catheterization in spinal cord injury patients.

The investigators assessed the National Spinal Cord Injury Database for type of bladder management at initial discharge from rehabilitation after spinal cord injury and at 1 year follow-up. They performed univariate and mulitivariate modeling to assess risk factors for not implementing clean intermittent catheterization at discharge from rehabilitation and at 1 year follow up.

They found that the strongest physical predictor of lack of clean intermittent catheterization at 1 year was impairment of upper extremity function. Other predictors included increasing age, female sex and increasing neurologic impairment.


Presented By: Dimitar Zlatev, MD


Written By: Lindsey Cassini Cox M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, MUSC Health, Medical University of South Carolina, at the 2016 AUA Annual Meeting - May 6 - 10, 2016 – San Diego, California, USA