Improving SCI rehabilitation and research with Wellspect’s study grant for nurses

May 4 2022

What can a Wellspect study grant do for you as a healthcare professional? Recent winner of the EAUN study grant, sponsored by Wellspect, Randi Steensgaard, Head of Clinical Nursing Research from Denmark, is making a valuable contribution to Spinal Cord Injury care and research, supporting patients to lead a meaningful life.

Wellspect is committed to science and research, exploring all aspects of our bladder and bowel care product usage. Life-cycle analysis, clinical studies and sustainable production are just some of the crucial initiatives that ensure we provide safe and environmentally friendly products for our users. And to support continued research, we provide a study grant each year in partnership with EAUN, available to specialist nurses in the field of continence care.

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Topics: European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN), Nursing

Bowel irrigation as treatment for NBD, LARS, Fecal Incontinence and Chronic Constipation

April 20 2022

In this systemic review Mekhael et al shows collected evidence for that transanal irrigation (TAI) is a beneficial bowel continence care for both neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD), low anterior resection syndrome (LARS), and functional bowel disorders (FBD) presented as symptoms of faecal incontinence (FI) and chronic constipation (CC).

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It's time to stop ignoring major patient groups

March 23 2022

For a successful therapy, it’s important to find out the patients’ actual experiences when performing intermittent self catheterisation (ISC). But a lack of research can provide obstacles. Have we heard directly from the patient about the difficulties they face when approaching ISC?

A recent study seeks to remedy this neglect in research; it involved a total of 200 adults who had independently been performing ISC for at least 6 months across the US.

A significant portion of patients with neurogenic bladder will develop lifelong dependence upon ISC for emptying their bladder. They are often patients with neurogenic diagnoses, such as spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease.

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Topics: quality of life, Spinal Cord Injury

What tools are available to manage Lower Anterior Resection Syndrome?

February 9 2022

To address the lack of a standardised approach for the management of LARS, a bowel management program, called BOREAL, was developed and evaluated in this study, aiming to highlight the acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of timely assessment and treatment of LARS.

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Topics: Bowel management, Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS)

What are the most important concerns of people diagnosed with Bladder and/or Bowel dysfunction ?

January 17 2022

People with neurogenic bladder and/or bowel dysfunction often suffer from highly individualised symptoms. It can be difficult to quantify the change in an individual’s symptoms using standardised measurement tools and points to the value of Patient-Centred Outcome Measures.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction