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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
NVD, hip surgery, UTI`s & possible treatments
What are the possible treatments for a 91 year-old woman who has neurogenic voiding dysfunction which I believe is a side effect of two hip surgeries? She currently has had an indwelling Foley catheter for 6 weeks. She also had/has chronic UTI`s for which she was hospitalized at leasts three times. The primary care physician is unfamiliar with this specialty.
She needs an evaluation to assess bladder function to determine why she is unable to void and to develop a program (if possible) to hopefully get her to do so. Most Board Certified urologists can cary out the proper evaluation, and I suggest she consults with an appropriate physician.
Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University