The post-void residual (PVR) urine test is vital for those with MS

June 3 2021

Storage and voiding symptoms often coexist, affecting up to 59% of individuals with MS. These clinical manifestations impact quality of life and are often associated with depressive symptoms, loss of work productivity, poor sleep quality and, in general, a deterioration in overall health. Problems related to micturition impede many people with MS from fully participating with family, friends and the community

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Bladder dysfunction, Multiple Sclerosis

Does Transanal irrigation effect gut microbiota?

April 29 2021

Transanal irrigation's influence on gut microbiota could positively affect the immune system and contribute to reduced UTIs.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spina Bifida, Transanal Irrigation

Let’s talk about bladder and bowel interaction!

March 31 2021

During this spring Wellspect will be hosting a series of ACCT webinars on three different occasions, focusing on three different perspectives of bladder and bowel dysfunction with the purpose of Advancing Continence Care Together.

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Topics: Advancing Continence Care Together (ACCT), Clinical Evidence, ACCT

How much do you know about the urinary microbiota?

March 25 2021

Information about the urinary microbiota is likely to change the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urinary disorders. This review highlights the role of urinary microbiota in development of several lower urinary tract (LUT) functional disorders. 

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Topics: Bladder management, Bladder dysfunction, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Myths and Misconceptions about Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

February 15 2021

Chronic idiopathic constipation, or functional constipation, is a frequent reason for seeking healthcare and referral to speciality care. Despite new knowledge there is still a lot of confusion and many misconceptions regarding the condition and its treatment.

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, constipation