Science Alert - December 2016

Dec 14, 2016 3:15:00 PM

December's highlight article describes the results from an observational clinical study that followed 22 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) for a period of 16 weeks. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the food supplement D-mannose would be feasible and safe for use as a prophylactic treatment for recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI).

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Topics: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Spinal Cord Injury, TAI, Science Alert, ISC, MS, Neurogenic Bowel, UTI, Self-catheterisation

Science Alert - November 2016

Nov 11, 2016 11:29:00 AM

November's highlight article describes the outcome of a health-economic evaluation, comparing hydrophilic-coated with non-coated catheters for intermittent catheterization. The study uses computer modeling to simulate a population with life-long intermittent catheter use.

The results show that from the age of 40, the life-long use of hydrophilic-coated instead of non-coated catheters avoids on average 18 complications per patient and reduces healthcare costs by $10,184 per patient. This translates into a quality of life gain of 0.55 quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs).

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Topics: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Women's Health, Spinal Cord Injury, TAI, Science Alert, ISC, MS, Neurogenic Bowel, UTI, FGM, Self-catheterisation

Science Alert - October 2016

Oct 12, 2016 10:18:00 AM

In October's Science Alert our Medical Affairs Team present a highlight article titled Intermittent catheterisation: why it should be taught within a community setting.

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Topics: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Women's Health, Spinal Cord Injury, Science Alert, ISC, Incontinence, Continence, UTI, Self-catheterisation

Science Alert - September 2016

Sep 15, 2016 12:33:00 PM

In September's Science Alert our Medical Affairs Team present a highlight article titled Long-Term Cost Effectiveness of Transanal Irrigation in Patients with Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction.

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Topics: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Women's Health, Spinal Cord Injury, Science Alert, ISC, Incontinence, Continence, UTI, spina bifida, Self-catheterisation

Science Alert - July 2016

Jul 7, 2016 2:56:00 PM

In July's Science Alert our Medical Affairs Team present a highlight article titled Profile and costs of secondary conditions resulting in emergency department presentations and readmission to hospital following traumatic spinal cord injury (Gabbe and Nunn 2016).

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Topics: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Neurogenic Bladder, Spinal Cord Injury, Science Alert, ISC, Incontinence, Continence, Neurogenic Bowel, UTI, Self-catheterisation