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)

Myths and Misconceptions about Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

February 15 2021

Chronic idiopathic constipation, or functional constipation, is a frequent reason for seeking healthcare and referral to speciality care. Despite new knowledge there is still a lot of confusion and many misconceptions regarding the condition and its treatment.

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, constipation

Who wants to talk about constipation and faecal incontinence?

February 1 2021

We do. At Wellspect, bladder and bowel problems are at the centre of our endeavours. We've made it our mission to remove the stigma around these issues and spread knowledge about the available solutions. One of these is transanal irrigation (TAI). In our ACCT Webinar on February 9th, 14:00-15:00 GMT (15:00 - 16:00 CET), we have put together an educational program that covers transanal irrigation as a possible therapy to manage constipation and faecal incontinence, with examples taken from the latest scientific research. Don’t miss it!

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, ACCT, TAI

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