How use of urinary catheters after prostate surgery can affect outcomes

September 17 2021

Although urethral catheter placement is routine after surgical procedures of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), no guidelines inform the duration of catheter use.
Results from ratings provided by a multidisciplinary panel in the US offer guidance in decreasing practice variation thereby reducing postoperative risks and improving the consistency and quality of care for patients undergoing surgery.

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Topics: Enlarged Prostate, ISC, Catheterisation, BPH, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Impact of low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) on quality of life

August 12 2021

Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) has a substantial negative impact on quality of life and almost 70% of patients experienced major LARS 1-11 years after rectal surgery.

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

Hospitalisations drop by 20% after individuals start with Intermittent Self Catheterisation

July 20 2021

Studies on intermittent self catheterisation (ISC) with larger sample sizes are rare. The study presented below provides real-world evidence on ISC use, which may be used to form recommendations for improvement of care. This is one of the first publications that presents results of a 3-year observation period (including the time before and after initiating ISC).

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), ISC, Self-catheterisation

Wellspect teams up with ISCoS for annual partnership

July 7 2021

The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) promotes the highest standard of care for men, women and children throughout the world who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI). Wellspect is proud to announce their partnership with ISCoS and look forward to collaborating on our shared vision, to make a real difference and to foster education, research and clinical excellence.

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Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart

June 29 2021

Emmanuel et al, PLoS One 2021. The use of transanal irrigation (TAI) with Navina™ Smart, is an effective and well tolerated treatment for bowel dysfunction.

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Topics: TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal Cord Injury