What’s the best way to ensure quality in urology care?

Posted by Bev Everton, March 29 2017

If you ask the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) they would say: Guidelines. We took the opportunity to talk to Susanne Vahr, Clinical Nurse Specialist at University Hospital of Copenhagen, but also a board member of EAUN, responsible for the EAUN guidelines. 

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Topics: Bladder Management, Continence, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Urology

Pain part 2: Pain Management

Posted by Kent Revedal, February 10 2017

One consequence of a broken spinal cord is loss of bladder and bowel control. 

I saw a Facebook post a few weeks ago, a picture of a woman in some kind of yoga position and the text announced ”Your attitude is your best pain management tool”.

My first reaction was that someone obviously knew nothing about pain. But the more I thought about it, the more it grew on me. As simple as it sounds, it holds a lot of truth... 

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury, Lifestyle, Continence, Bowel Management, Pain Management, MS

Pain part 1: When the pain doesn't leave

Posted by Kent Revedal, February 1 2017

One consequence of a broken spinal cord is loss of bladder and bowel control. 

”Pain is just weakness leaving your body”. Ever heard that statement? It’s a compelling slogan that the US Marine Corps use in their recruitment ads. It may be an effective recruiting tool, but is it true?

 

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury, Lifestyle, Continence, Bowel Management, Pain Management, MS

What's the difference between Enlarged Prostate (BPH) and Prostate Cancer?

Posted by Sacha Brech, December 22 2016

Many people think that an enlarged prostate (BPH) and prostate cancer are associated, but the simple answer is: No, they are not.

Professor Ralph Peeker explains the concepts.

With age, most men’s prostates grow. But an enlarged prostate (BPH) has nothing to do with cancer.

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Topics: BPH, Enlarged Prostate, Continence

6 tips and tricks for Transanal Irrigation (TAI) users

Posted by Kent Revedal, October 30 2016

”As easy as one, two, three...” Everywhere we hear or see commercials about technical things. We hear that it's so easy, almost intuitive. What many of us have learned – sometimes the hard way is that if it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true... Some things need to take time and practise.

Transanal irrigation (TAI)

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Topics: TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal Cord Injury, Bowel Management, Continence