Many health care professionals are unaware of the benefits and necessity of the Tiemann tip catheter

January 12 2021

The use of Tiemann tips for intermittent self catheterisation could benefit many patients with complex catheterisation needs and with the right education, health care professionals can enhance patient care and reduce the strain on health care resources by avoiding further complications.

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Topics: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), ISC, Self-catheterisation, BPH

Life enhancing bladder and bowel interventions starts with the patient

January 4 2021

Neurogenic bladder and bowel dysfunction has a significant impact on quality of life and well-being. To increase quality of life, treatments should be based on patient reported outcomes. Read more about this and other conclusions in a literature review by Patel et al.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Neurogenic bowel

What Healthcare Professionals should know about Autonomic Dysreflexia

December 18 2020

Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a condition that may affect as many as 90% of spinal cord injured patients with injuries at or above the 6th thoracic vertebrae. This review aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of AD to ease management of the condition.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Bowel dysfunction, Spinal injury

Promoting adherence with Transanal Irrigation – an electronic solution

December 14 2020

TAI is a proven therapy for managing bowel dysfunction helping thousands to find an effective relief from their bowel dysfunction symptoms. It even promotes better bladder health. But adherence to the therapy in the initial training stage can often be challenging, as the results are not immediate. It happens that some impatient users come back to less effective, but familiar strategies for managing their bowels. How to help them adhere to proven effective TAI therapy, that can truly give life changing positive results? In this case study, we look at the story of one user, who managed to overcome initial obstacles.

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Topics: Navina Smart Data, Navina Smart, TAI, Transanal Irrigation

Challenges related to intermittent self catherisation

December 4 2020

Prior to the LoFric Elle webinar in September, we had a great opportunity to talk to Susanne Vahr Lauridsen about the barriers related to intermittent self catheterisation (ISC) and dignity. We also asked for her opinion on LoFric Elle’s potential to provide new opportunities for women facing challenges when performing ISC.

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Topics: dignity, ISC, Self-catheterisation