How to treat LARS?

Aug 6, 2020 3:29:13 PM

This study represents a randomised controlled trial to compare transanal irrigation with posterior tibial nerve stimulation in the management of severe Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS).

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Reuse of urinary catheters poses a potential safety concern

Jul 31, 2020 8:50:00 AM

Newly published data shows that multiple-reuse catheters pose a potential safety concern for people practicing intermittent catheterisation.

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Topics: Catheterisation, ISC, Self-catheterisation

Antibiotics resistance in UTIs

Jul 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Antibiotics are one of our most powerful tools for fighting life-threatening infections and their discovery has transformed human and animal health. However, antibiotic resistance (the ability of germs to defeat the drugs designed to kill them) is one of the greatest global public health challenges of our time.

Bacteria and fungi do not have to be resistant to every antibiotic to be dangerous. Resistance to even one antibiotic can mean serious problems. Antibiotic-resistant infections that require the use of second and third-line treatments harm patients and prolong care and recovery, sometimes for months. Healthcare providers may need to treat these infections with antibiotics that have serious side effects, such as organ failure.

The rise of antimicrobial resistance in uropathogens has complicated the management of urinary tract infections (UTIs), particularly in patients who are afflicted by recurrent episodes of UTIs.

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Topics: UTI

The real risk factors for severe, febrile UTIs in SCI patients

Jul 10, 2020 9:09:27 AM

In the current article the risk profiles are defined for frequent and/or severe febrile UTIs requiring hospital treatment. From the results obtained in this study a basic strategy for treatment of symptomatic infections is formulated.

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Topics: Bladder Management, UTI, Urinary Tract Infection

Survey: Shared concerns of SCI patients during COVID-19

Jun 12, 2020 3:11:05 PM

This is the first publication that assesses a number of concerns of individuals with spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D) may have related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data spans over six continents and describes the vulnerable situation for these individuals in the pandemic crisis.

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Topics: SCi, Spinal injury, Spinal Cord Injury