The real risk factors for severe, febrile UTIs in SCI patients

Jul 10, 2020 9:09:27 AM

In the current article the risk profiles are defined for frequent and/or severe febrile UTIs requiring hospital treatment. From the results obtained in this study a basic strategy for treatment of symptomatic infections is formulated.

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Topics: Bladder Management, UTI, Urinary Tract Infection

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

Feb 7, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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: Bladder Management, Spinal Cord Injury, ISC, UTI, Urinary Tract Infection

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

Science Alert: Using cranberry to prevent urinary tract infection (UTI) – an old remedy with new clinical evidence

Feb 19, 2018 10:09:38 AM

The Cochrane review from 2013 by Jepson et al. 2013 was unable to recommend cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infection (UTI). They furthermore identified a lack of evidence for the efficacy of other cranberry preparations (such as powders). New studies are, however, continuously added to the total weight of clinical evidence and the latest examples suggest that there may be benefits in this traditional remedy.

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