Science Alert: Bladder and bowel interaction – Linked together, for better or worse?

Jun 29, 2018 12:05:00 PM

The bladder and bowel are neighbours in the body and share innervation. Shared innervation means that the nerves travel together. This may be one reason why we commonly see an overlap in symptom profiles in lower urinary tract and colonic disorders.

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Topics: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Transanal Irrigation, Neurogenic Bladder, Bladder Management, TAI, Science Alert, Incontinence, Continence, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, LUTS, Urology, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, wellspect

Science Alert: Bowel Dysfunction – Can it be managed?

Jun 27, 2018 3:33:17 PM

Bowel dysfunction is a common condition. A wide spectrum of symptoms is involved, such as chronic constipation and fecal incontinence (FI) among others. A recent study in a Dutch population showed that prevalence of FI is as high as 7.9% in the general population.

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Topics: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Science Alert, Continence, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, wellspect

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury – Beginning of A New Life

May 22, 2018 3:40:00 PM

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe health condition that changes lives in many ways. For this reason, there is a strong research focus on preventing injury and improving outcomes. Recent research has used examples of different aspects of SCI, either from birth (e.g. spina bifida) or as a result of injuries later in life, for example after an accident.

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Topics: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Lifestyle, Bladder Management, SCi, Spinal injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Coping Strategies, Science Alert, Continence, Bowel Management

Science Alert: Bowel Dysfunction – An Everyday Nightmare for Many . . .

May 11, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Few things are as embarrassing as having a bowel accident. Yet this is the everyday reality for a lot of people. Fecal incontinence, i.e. involuntary loss of liquid and solid stool, mucus or wind, is a very distressing condition which significantly reduces quality of life.

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Topics: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Science Alert, Continence, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel

Science Alert: Bladder Function – Important But Not A Given For Everyone

May 8, 2018 11:47:00 AM

As a part of our urinary system, the bladder is responsible for many important body functions, such as waste elimination and blood regulation. A functioning bladder should be able to both store and void urine. However, sometimes this functionality is interrupted by damage.

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Topics: Scientific Papers, Catheterisation, Clinical Studies, Bladder Management, SCi, Spinal injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Science Alert, ISC, Continence