Science Alert: Let's talk about bladder and bowel interactions!

February 19 2019

An open dialogue about coexisting symptoms is an essential for building a foundation for better clinical outcomes and increased quality of life.

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Topics: Science Alert, Incontinence, Urology, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies

The case for an integrated approach to bladder and bowel dysfunction

February 5 2019

The benefits of patient centered care cannot be overestimated. A holistic approach reveals avenues for care that might otherwise be left neglected – opportunities missed to enhance the wellbeing of the patient. But what would a working model look like when it concerns patients with neurogenic bladder and bowel?

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Topics: Science Alert, Incontinence, Urology, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies

Science Alert: Bladder and bowel symptoms: Need for actions

July 3 2018

The impact on individuals’ quality of life of maintaining or restoring bladder and bowel continence cannot be underestimated. It is a top user priority but this is unfortunately not always reflected in healthcare and research initiatives.

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

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

June 29 2018

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: Science Alert, LUTS, TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Incontinence, Urology, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies

Science Alert: Parkinson’s disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and spinal cord injury (SCI) – What do they have in common?

March 27 2018

Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury all involve types of neurological damage that often cause bladder, bowel, and sexual problems. For example, among people with multiple sclerosis, bladder and sexual problems are common (occurring in more than 70% of cases according to some studies).

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Topics: Science Alert, MS, TAI, ISC, Incontinence, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Catheterisation, SCi, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies