Science Alert - May 2016

May 17 2016

Welcome to May's Science Alert - a summary of the latest publications within the fields of urology, neurogenic bladder/bowel, bladder management, catheterization, bowel management and irrigation.

This month's highlight article is titled Long-term efficacy and safety of transanal irrigation in multiple sclerosis (Passananti et al. 2016).

In this study, 49 patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were introduced to transanal irrigation (TAI) and observed a minimum of 12 and a mean duration of 40 months. All patients underwent a structured interview,
clinical examination, anorectal physiology study, quality of life assessment, and bowel function questionnaire at their first visit and at annual follow-up visits.

This month we also have a discussion on the merits of Suprapubic catheterisation (SPC) and the strategies behind consideration of suprapubic, transurethral indwelling and intermittent catheterisation. Plus...

  • The Use of Cell Transplantation in Spinal Cord Injuries.
  • Pro and Cons of Transurethral Self-Catheterization in Boys: A Long-Term Teaching Experience in a Pediatric Rehabilitation Centre.
  • Report of Behaviors to Manage Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder by Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: Frequency and Associated Outcomes
  • Prevention of urinary tract infections by antibiotic cycling in spinal cord injury patients and low emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria


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May 2016 Science Alert


Topics: Science Alert, MS, UTI, Self-catheterisation, Incontinence, Spinal Cord Injury, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies