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Neurogenic overactive bladder in spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis: role of onabotulinumtoxinA

Authors Ethans K, Casey A, Bard R, Namaka M

Received 16 November 2013

Accepted for publication 16 January 2014

Published 18 March 2014 Volume 2014:4 Pages 65—73


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KD Ethans,1,2 AR Casey,1,2 RJ Bard,1,3 MP Namaka1

1University of Manitoba, 2Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Health Sciences Centre, 3Section of Urology, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Abstract: People with neurogenic overactive bladder from either multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury often suffer significant morbidity and decreased quality of life. Here we review the pathophysiology of neurogenic overactive bladder and the impact it can have on people with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury. We also address the various traditional treatment options and focus on the use of botulinum toxin A (specifically onabotulinumtoxinA) for this condition.

Keywords: neurogenic detrusor overactivity, overactive bladder, onabotulinumtoxinA, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury

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