Session Time: 1:45pm-3:15pm
Location: Exhibit Hall C
Objective: The aim of this study is to identify the involvement of urogenital functions in PD.
Background: Urogenital dysfunction could occur in neurological diseases due to central or peripheral involvement of the nervous system. In Parkinson’s Disease (PD) non-motor symptoms are common and defined in detail. PD can accompanied by urogenital dysfunction as a motor and non-motor condition.
Methods: Eighteen male patients diagnosed as PD are enrolled to the study and are examined by an andrologist focused on urogenital dysfunction for the symptoms of dyspareunia, premature ejeculation and hypersexuality. Hoehn-Yahr Scale, The International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), International Prostate Symptom Scale (IPSS) and Beck Depression Scale (BDS) are used for the assesment. Blood hormone profiles are also investigated.
Results: The mean age of our patients was 68,7 (52-80) years. All patients were under treatment with rasagiline, dopamine agonist and levodopa. The mean value Hoehn-Yahr score is 1,82 (1-3). Six of them have a comorbidity like hypertansion or diabetes and four of our patients have a surgical operation, which could be related to urogenital dysfunction. They were all in depression according to scores of BDS. The scores of IIEF (mean 12,88) and IPSS (mean 13,94) shows that our patients have some urogenital dysfunction. Blood hormone and PSA levels were normal.
Conclusions: Depression is a very common non-motor symptom of PD, which is established in different levels in all of our patients. The first results of our study shows that urogenital dysfunction seems to be occuring more frequently then expected in PD. All of our patients in this study were male, we can not reveal any suggestions in which level urogenital dysfunction can occure in a female cohort. As a motor and non-motor symptom urogenital dysfunction should be examined in PD even the motor symptoms of the disease are not distinctive.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:N. Sözer, M. Yenice, H. Erdogan, E. Demir, I. Yiğitbaşı, V. Tuğcu, V. Yayla. Parkinson’s Disease and Urogenital Dysfunction [abstract]. Mov Disord. 2017; 32 (suppl 2). https://www.mdsabstracts.org/abstract/parkinsons-disease-and-urogenital-dysfunction/. Accessed December 10, 2023.
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