Regarding functional ability, our study revealed that effectiveness, age, BRS hand/arm/lower extremity scores and bladder incontinence
were found to be significantly associated with baseline FIM scores.
While bowel and bladder incontinence
following spinal cord injury impact significantly on quality of life, most patients who are successfully rehabilitated are able to manage, with varying degrees of assistance and devices, this key activity of daily living.
However, according to the authors, there are many, many women who just put up with bladder incontinence
because they don't know what else can be done.
She was 90 years old, weighed 118 pounds, had no pressure sores (although she had a red area on her coccyx), and suffered from diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, bladder incontinence
, dementia, and a recent urinary-tract infection (UTI).
Zimmern, MD, is professor of urology and director of Bladder Incontinence
Center; both at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
Those in the study had experienced just one attack of optic neuritis, unexplained vertigo, tremor, bladder incontinence
, or bowel incontinence.
Treatment is often invasive and can produce permanent complications, such as impotence and bladder incontinence