Excess risk of bladder cancer in spinal cord injury: Evidence for an association between indwelling catheter use and bladder cancer

Short Title:
Excess risk of bladder cancer in spinal cord injury: Evidence for an association between indwelling catheter use and bladder cancer
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J43769.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 83, issue 3, pp 346-351
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the risk of bladder cancer in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) compared with the general United States (U.S.) population and explores whether indwelling catheter (IDC) use is a risk factor for bladder cancer. Participants included 3,670 patients with SCI who were evaluated for bladder cancer at least once. Information on persons with SCI was compared with data from the U.S. population. Results indicated that bladder cancer risk and mortality are greater in SCI compared with the general population, and this higher risk is primarily caused by IDC use.
Author(s):
Groah, S. L.; Weitzenkamp, D. A.; Lammertse, D. P.; Whiteneck, G. G.; Lezotte, D. C.; Hamman, R. F.
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