Women and Intermittent Catheterisation

Jan 23, 2020 1:48:35 PM

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women’s health is a concern of high priority as women face greater difficulties in getting the healthcare they need... and we couldn't agree more.

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Topics: Women's Health, Clean Intermittent Catheterisation, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Science Alert: Bladder and bowel symptoms: Need for actions

Jul 3, 2018 5:40:00 PM

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: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Transanal Irrigation, Neurogenic Bladder, Bladder Management, TAI, Science Alert, Incontinence, Continence, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, LUTS, Urology, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, wellspect

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

Jun 29, 2018 12:05:00 PM

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: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Transanal Irrigation, Neurogenic Bladder, Bladder Management, TAI, Science Alert, Incontinence, Continence, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, LUTS, Urology, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, wellspect

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

Feb 19, 2018 11:04:18 AM

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

Science Alert: Intermittent catheterisation for Bladder management – can infections be avoided?

Feb 19, 2018 10:52:16 AM

Intermittent catheterisation is today a first choice therapy for people with neurogenic or non-neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction related to incomplete bladder emptying. In recent years, the evidence for the safety of catheter reuse has been debated.

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