publication . Article . 2014

increased prevalence of bladder and intestinal dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Georg S. Nübling; Eva Mie; Ricarda M. Bauer; Mira Hensler; Stefan Lorenzl; Alexander Hapfelmeier; Debra E. Irwin; Gian Domenico Borasio; Andrea S. Winkler;
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  • Published: 31 Jan 2014 Journal: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, volume 15, pages 174-179 (issn: 2167-8421, eissn: 2167-9223, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
AbstractAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is predominantly characterized by a progressive loss of motor function. While autonomic dysfunction has been described in ALS, little is known about the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and intestinal dysfunction. We investigated disease severity, LUTS and intestinal dysfunction in 43 patients with ALS attending our outpatient department applying the ALS functional rating scale, the International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire, the Urinary Distress Inventory and the Cleveland Clinic Incontinence Score. Results were compared to the German population of a cross-sectional study assessi...
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free text keywords: Neurology, Clinical Neurology, Medicine, business.industry, business, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Urinary incontinence, medicine.symptom, Cohort, Constipation, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, medicine.disease, Urinary system, Disease, Lower urinary tract symptoms, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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