Vol 15, No 4 (2021)
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Neurogenic bladder dysfunction in patients emerged from chronic disorders of consciousness

Julia Nekrasova1, Mikhail Kanarskii1, Elena Manzha12, Ilya Borisov1, Pranil Pradhan1, Denis Shunenkov1, Anna Kirillova1, Sergey Tsyganov12, Vera Pasko1, Marina Petrova31, Igor Pryanikov1
DOI: 10.5603/PMPI.2021.0023
Palliat Med Pract 2021;15(4):299-302.


The observational study aimed to analyse the neurogenic bladder dysfunction in patients during the recovery
from the chronic disorder of consciousness. We compared aetiology, level of consciousness, age with
the neurogenic bladder dysfunction in these cases. The study results suggested that the increase in the
consciousness level partially restores the bladder function, which significantly reduces the risk of infections
and somatic disorders, thereby affecting the duration and quality of life. Recovery of the bladder function
also depends on the aetiology of the disorder of consciousness: patients in the anoxic group had the least
chance of bladder function recovery making global brain ischaemia an unfavourable factor. Correlations
between urination dysfunctions with age and level of consciousness at admission have not been found.

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