After a spinal cord injury, can we predict who will recover independent bowel management during the first year?

Forfatter Wellspect HealthCare, 08-3-2022

Neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) with symptoms of constipation and fecal incontinence is a common complication of traumatic spinal cord injury. In a new study, the aim was to identify factors that could predict the recovery of independent bowel function to assist clinicians in their prognosis of bowel function and to guide them to bowel management strategies useful for the patient.

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Emne: Neurogenic bowel, bowel dysfunction, bowel management, spinal cord injury (SCI)

What tools are available for management of Lower Anterior Resection Syndrome - LARS

Forfatter Wellspect HealthCare, 21-1-2022

To address the lack of a standardized approach for the management of LARS, a bowel management program, called BOREAL, was developed and evaluated in this study, aiming to highlight the acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of timely assessment and treatment of LARS.

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Emne: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS), bowel management, transanal irrigation (TAI)

How to treat LARS?

Forfatter Anna Mars, 18-11-2021

This study represents a randomized controlled trial to compare transanal irrigation with posterior tibial nerve stimulation in the management of severe Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS).

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Emne: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS), bowel management, transanal irrigation (TAI)

Highlights from ACCT Webinar on TAI

Forfatter Anna Mars, 23-2-2021

On Tuesday, February 9th the ACCT Webinar: Transanal irrigation (TAI) – a solution for constipation and fecal incontinence took place. During one hour we heard Professors Jan Tack and Anton Emmanuel together with Clinical Nurse Lead Bev Collins discuss how Transanal Irrigation (TAI) could be a possible management option for a wider group of patients and how to improve adherence to the therapy. Here are some highlights from the event. 

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Emne: ACCT, Neurogenic bowel, bowel management, transanal irrigation (TAI)