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Interpreting the effect of common medical conditions on voiding dysfunction in the elderly

C E DuBeau
Urologic Clinics of North America 1996, 23 (1): 11-8
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Medical conditions often have an important causal role in urinary incontinence in the elderly. Aside from causing functional impairments, such diseases directly may involve the genitourinary system--particularly its neurologic control--resulting in specific lower urinary tract pathophysiology. Knowledge of the specific effects that medical conditions may have on the genitourinary system and continence can assist the urologic specialist in determining the often complex cause(s) of UI in older persons.

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