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: Bowel Dysfunction – Can it be managed?

June 27 2018

Bowel dysfunction is a common condition. A wide spectrum of symptoms is involved, such as chronic constipation and fecal incontinence (FI) among others. A recent study in a Dutch population showed that prevalence of FI is as high as 7.9% in the general population.

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

Science Alert: Bowel Dysfunction – An Everyday Nightmare for Many . . .

May 11 2018

Few things are as embarrassing as having a bowel accident. Yet this is the everyday reality for a lot of people. Fecal incontinence, i.e. involuntary loss of liquid and solid stool, mucus or wind, is a very distressing condition which significantly reduces quality of life.

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

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: 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