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 Healthcare Professionals should know about Autonomic Dysreflexia

Forfatter Anna Mars, 16-9-2021

Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a condition that may affect as many as 90% of spinal cord injured patients with injuries at or above the 6th thoracic vertebrae. This review aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of AD to ease management of the condition.

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Emne: Neurogenic bowel, spinal cord injury (SCI)

Life enhancing bladder and bowel interventions starts with the patient

Forfatter Anna Mars, 18-3-2021

Neurogenic bladder and bowel dysfunction has a significant impact on quality of life and well-being. To increase quality of life, treatments should be based on patient reported outcomes. Read more about this and other conclusions in a literature review by Patel et al.

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Emne: Neurogenic bladder, Neurogenic bowel, bladder and bowel interaction, quality of life

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)

Publication Highlight: Life enhancing bladder and bowel interventions starts with the patient

Forfatter Anna Mars, 15-10-2019

Neurogenic bladder and bowel dysfunction has a significant impact on quality of life and well-being. To increase quality of life, treatments should be based on patient reported outcomes. Read more about this and other conclusions in a literature review by Patel et al.


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Emne: Neurogenic bladder, Neurogenic bowel, bladder and bowel interaction