n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Management of the urinary tract in spinal cord injury patients
|Article Title||Management of the urinary tract in spinal cord injury patients|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 Steve Biko Academic Hospital|
|Publication Date||May 2012|
|Pages||156 - 159|
When treating SCI patients one must remember that the LUT consists mainly of two components. The bladder stores urine and has to empty on demand. To store urine effectively it needs the sphincter mechanism to control the outflow. To empty effectively the bladder needs an increase in intravesical pressure and a decrease in intra-urethral pressure. The urethral sphincter consists of two different components, which are discussed fully in this article.
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