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...
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...
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...
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...
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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