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Urinary incontinence

Incontinence in palliative care: assessment to promote dignity

UI has a stigma and can cause an individual to hide symptoms and avoid seeking appropriate help (Payne, 2017; Smith et al, 2019), often causing a communication barrier with the DN. Incontinence can...

Barriers affecting patient adherence to intermittent self-catheterisation

The use of self-catheterisation has grown since the 1970s with the development of the technique of clean intermittent catheterisation. Initially, self-catheterisation was used with paraplegic patients...

Addressing the gender gap in urinary continence care

Urinary incontinence is defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) as ‘any involuntary leakage of urine’ (Abrams et al, 2003; Haylen et al, 2010). Prevalence figures depend on definitions...

Role of the community nurse in Parkinson's disease and lower urinary disorders

Parkinson's disease is caused by a loss of the dopaminergic neurons in the pars compacta of the substantia nigra (SNpc), which is part of the basal ganglia. Dopamine plays a vital role in regulating...

Urinary incontience after stroke

Urine can only be effectively stored in the bladder if the urethral pressure remains higher than the internal bladder pressure. A sustained substantive contraction of the pelvic floor, urethral wall...

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