Science Alert: Transanal irrigation (TAI) – The new frontier

March 23 2018

Transanal irrigation has often been proven effective as a bowel management therapy for people with neurogenic bowel disorder. Neurogenic bowel disorder may occur in indications such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, spina bifida and Parkinson's disease.

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Topics: Science Alert, TAI, Transanal Irrigation, ISC, Incontinence, Catheterisation, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies

Science Alert: Spina bifida (SB) - Live long and prosper

March 21 2018

“Given the improved longevity of individuals with SB [spina bifida], transitional care issues (such as health-related independence) are becoming progressively more vital.”
Castillo et al. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2017;10(3-4):219-226.

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Topics: Science Alert, ISC, Incontinence, Catheterisation, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies

Science Alert: Functional bowel – there is nothing functional about it

February 19 2018

Constipation and fecal incontinence are two symptoms of bowel dysfunction. There may be a cause, like impaired innervation of the intestine due to disease or injury. There may also be no traceable cause of the bowel symptoms; this is then called functional constipation or functional fecal incontinence.

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Topics: Science Alert, UTI, ISC, Incontinence, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Catheterisation, Urinary Tract Infection, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies

Science Alert: Children with specific bladder care needs

December 4 2017

Urinary tract anomalies are sometimes seen in children, and many of them require active treatment to achieve continence. Vesicoureteral reflux and/or a neurogenic bladder secondary to meningomyelocele (e.g. spina bifida) are two examples that require swift action.

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Topics: Science Alert, Children, ISC, Incontinence, Catheterisation, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies

Science Alert: Bowel problems – don’t forget to ask

December 1 2017

At the International Continence Society (ICS) meeting in Florence in 2017, there was a round table session dedicated to anal (or fecal) incontinence.

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Topics: Science Alert, TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Incontinence, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies