Special Issue "Lower Urinary Tract Research: Rationale, Feasibility, and Design"
A special issue of Uro (ISSN 2673-4397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 12344
2. Department of Urology, Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
Interests: neurourology research and practice
You have probably read about the survey findings of individuals with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis where continuing urological problems are reported as their primary concerns. Difficulties encountered include the use of bladder catheters, urinary tract infections, and other urologic morbidities. We all agree that further research is needed to address these concerns; however, there are many hurdles to overcome. This Special Issue of Uro is promoting research in this area by presenting reports as position statements, reviews, and studies. One article being considered for publication is on the use of wireless TENS (transcutaneous electrical stimulation) units to assist SCI and MS patients with bladder inhibition and incontinence management. Another article is on the need to test Urecholine, 50 mg/BID, after a failed decatheterization test to help patients obtain volitional voiding. We hope that further articles will be submitted over the next year. The journal is waving fees for publishing these articles, which will be available as open press on the web. Articles should be submitted at the journal’s website, and all articles will go through external review prior to approval for publication. We also want to mention that the editors of this Special Issue and others are initiating an International Neuro-Urology Research Group to further work in this area. The group is offering assistance in the areas of writing, study design, analysis, and publication, as well as providing limited funding. For further information about this group, our mission, and this Special Issue, contact James Walter, Ph.D., Jameswalter889@gmail.com.
Dr. James Walter
Dr. John Wheeler
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- lower urinary tract
- spinal cord injury
- multiple sclerosis
- urinary catheters
- urinary tract infections
- underactive bladder
- overactive bladder