Urinary, bowel and sexual symptoms in a cohort of patients with Friedreich's ataxia

Title

Urinary, bowel and sexual symptoms in a cohort of patients with Friedreich's ataxia

Creator

Lad M; Parkinson M H; Rai M; Pandolfo M; Bogdanova-Mihaylova P; Walsh R A; Murphy S; Emmanuel A; Panicker J; Giunti P

Publisher

Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases

Date

2017

Subject

bowel incontinence; urinary incontinence; Friedreich's ataxia; trajectory; characteristics; lower UTI symptoms; bowel symptoms

Description

Background: Pelvic symptoms are distressing symptoms experienced by patients with Friedreich's Ataxia (FRDA). The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), bowel and sexual symptoms in FRDA.Methods: Questionnaire scores measuring LUTS, bowel and sexual symptoms were analysed with descriptive statistics as a cohort and as subgroups (Early/Late-onset and Early/Late-stage FRDA) They were also correlated with validated measures of disease severity including those of ataxia severity, non-ataxic symptoms and activities of daily living.Results:

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Citation

Lad M; Parkinson M H; Rai M; Pandolfo M; Bogdanova-Mihaylova P; Walsh R A; Murphy S; Emmanuel A; Panicker J; Giunti P, “Urinary, bowel and sexual symptoms in a cohort of patients with Friedreich's ataxia,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 16, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16718.

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