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Knowledge in Motion – Lecture & Webcast Series

Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series

presented by:
Dr. Todd A. Linsenmeyer, MD
Director of Urology, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Most individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) develop neurogenic bladders. This lecture is specifically directed to individuals with SCI and their families and significant others about this important topic. This lecture will discuss common questions on how spinal cord injury affects bladder function, reasons for bladder evaluation, various types of bladder management, urinary tract infections and other possible problems such as autonomic dysreflexia. Various misconceptions about these topics will also be discussed.

Webcast attendees are now able to:

  • Be aware of the impact of SCI on bladder and urinary sphincter function
  • Understand the types and reasons for bladder evaluation
  • Describe common types of bladder managements
  • Learn about urinary tract infections and other urological complications
  • Become familiar with autonomic dysreflexia as it relates to bladder

Kessler Rehabilitation Center

View the Webcast HERE

The Knowledge in Motion Lecture Series is designed as an educational opportunity for individuals living with a spinal cord injury, their family members, friends, and healthcare professionals. Presentations are tailored to the needs of the audience in an interactive discussion, using language that is understood by those without a medical or scientific background.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Todd Linsenmeyer has been the Director of Urology at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation for the past 31 years. He is also a professor in the Departments of Surgery (Urology) and a research professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine. He is board certified in urology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Linsenmeyer is recognized nationally and internationally for his presentations, publications and book chapters. He is the past president of the American Paraplegia Society and has served on the board of directors of the American Spinal Cord Injury Association and Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals. He is chairman of the PVA-sponsored clinical practice guidelines for the management of autonomic dysreflexia and urological management of individuals with spinal cord injury, and co-chairman of a new guideline on autonomic dysreflexia and autonomic dysfunction.
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