Urogenital Tract Infection

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Table. 1.

Contributing factors of voiding dysfunction in the elderly

Structural and functional changes
Stable or decreasing bladder capacity
Decreasing smooth muscle of the bladder wall
Alterations in the sensory receptors and neurotransmitters in the urothelium
Anatomical changes
Pelvic organ prolapse
Benign prostatic hypertrophy
Pelvic surgery
Cognitive and executive function changes
Dementia
Parkinsonʼs disease
Cerebral infarction
Multiple system atrophy
Polypharmacy
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