Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart

June 29 2021

Emmanuel et al, PLoS One 2021. The use of transanal irrigation (TAI) with Navina™ Smart, is an effective and well tolerated treatment for bowel dysfunction.

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Topics: TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal Cord Injury

Survey: Shared concerns of SCI patients during COVID-19

June 12 2020

This is the first publication that assesses a number of concerns of individuals with spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D) may have related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data spans over six continents and describes the vulnerable situation for these individuals in the pandemic crisis.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal injury, SCi

96% of SCI patients at risk of UTI – can this be avoided?

February 7 2020

This is the first study performed in Nepal to identify the rate of intermittent catheterisation (ISC) continuation after a rehabilitation program, among individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI). 

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Topics: UTI, ISC, Spinal Cord Injury, Urinary Tract Infection

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

May 22 2018

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

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

May 8 2018

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