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: Bowel Dysfunction – Can it be managed?

Jun 27, 2018 3:33:17 PM

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: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Science Alert, Continence, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, wellspect

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

May 11, 2018 9:15:00 AM

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: Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Science Alert, Continence, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel

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

Mar 23, 2018 12:56:00 PM

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: Scientific Papers, Catheterisation, Clinical Studies, Transanal Irrigation, Bladder Management, TAI, Science Alert, ISC, Incontinence, Continence, Bowel Management