Esposito, C., Guys, J.M., Gough, D., Savanelli, A. (Eds.)
2006, XXII, 393 p.
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This book offers a modern diagnostic and therapeutic approach to the pediatric patient with urinary problems due to spinal cord pathologies. It represents a unique guide for all specialists involved in the management of this pathology.
The aim of the book is to help readers understand all the problems linked to this pathology, and to make easy for them the comprehension of the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with the aid of the text, figures and an accompanying DVD.
All the contributors are leading experts in clinical research and in surgical practice of this pathologic condition. The book covers all the aspects of NBD in children from the clinical and diagnostic evaluation to the pharmacological and surgical treatment.
Pediatric surgeons, pediatricians, general physicians, therapists, and students will find this book has a clear, easy and up-to-date review of the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures adopted today.
The Normal Lower Urinary Tract.- Embriology and Anatomy of the excretory Urinary Tract.- Physiology of the Lower Urinary Tract.- Functional Pathophysiology of the Lower Urinary Tract.- Epidemiology of Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction in Children.- Pathophysiology of Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- Pathologies Responsible for the Development of NBD.- Genetic Risk Factors for Neural Tube Defects: Folic Acid Supplementation and Prevention of Birth Defects.- Developmental Anomalies Responsible for Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- Neurologic Bladder in Neuropathies.- Pediatric Intraspinal Lesions.- Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- Neurogenic Bladder and Anorectal Malformations.- Neurogenic Bladder in Infections of the Nervous System.- Evaluation and Classification of NBD.- Clinical Diagnosis and Evaluation.- The Voiding Diary.- Imaging Techniques in Pediatric Patients with Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- The Role of Scintigraphy in the Management of Children with Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- Urodynamics.- Electrophysiology.- Endoscopy.- Simplified Approach and Practical Classification.- Conservative Treatment.- Clean Intermittent Catheterization.- Pharmacological Therapy in Neuropathic Bladder.- Pelvic Floor Therapy.- Sacral Nerve Stimulation.- Botulinum Toxin Injections to Treat Neurogenic Bladder — Sphincter Dysfunction in Pediatric Patients.- Surgical Treatment.- Endoscopic Approach to Urinary Incontinence in Pediatric Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- Sling Procedures for Neuropathic Sphincter Incontinence.- Bladder Neck Reconstructions in Children with Neurogenic Bladder.- Artificial Urinary Sphincter.- Enterocystoplasty.- Gastrocystoplasty.- Laparoscopic-Assisted Augmentation Ureterocystoplasty.- The Mitrofanoff Principle in Urinary Reconstruction in Children.- Management of Constipation in Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- The Antegrade Continence Enema Procedure: Long-Term Results.- Neurosurgical Treatment of Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- Management of Orthopedic Problems in Pediatric Patients with Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele.- Complications.- Infectious Complications of Neurogenic Bladder in Children.- Bladder Calculi in the Pediatric Augmented Bladder: Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies.- Neurologic Bladder Dysfunction: a Condition at Increased Risk of Bladder Malignancy?.- Renal Failure and Neurogenic Bladder.- Sexuality in Young People with Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- Metabolic Consequences and Long-Term Complications of Enterocystoplasty in Children.- Latex Allergy in Children with Spina Bifida.- Prognosis.- Congenital Neuropathic Bladder Dysfunction: Diagnostics and Prevention of Complications.- Neuropathic Bladder Dysfunction and Quality of Life.- Measuring Quality of Life in Adolescent and Young Adults with Spina Bifida: Usefulness for Physicians Involved in Incontinence Management.- Follow-up in Children with Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- Follow-up in Adults with Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.- Associations of People Affected by Spina Bifida and Their Families.
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