Does Transanal irrigation effect gut microbiota?

April 13, 2021

Transanal irrigation's influence on gut microbiota could have a positive effect on the immune system and contribute to reduced UTIs.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Spina Bifida, Neurogenic bowel

Let’s talk about bladder and bowel interaction!

March 30, 2021

During this spring Wellspect will be hosting a series of ACCT webinars on three different occasions, focusing on three different perspectives of bladder and bowel dysfunction with the purpose of Advancing Continence Care Together.

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Topics: Advancing Continence Care Together (ACCT), ACCT

How much do you know about the urinary microbiota?

March 9, 2021

Information about the urinary microbiota is likely to modify the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urinary disorders. This review highlights the role of urinary microbiota in development of several lower urinary tract (LUT) functional disorders.

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Topics: Bladder management, Bladder dysfunction, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Highlights from ACCT Webinar on TAI

February 16, 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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Topics: Bowel management, Neurogenic bowel, ACCT, Transanal Irrigation

Myths and Misconceptions about Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

February 9, 2021

Chronic idiopathic constipation, or functional constipation, is a frequent reason for seeking healthcare and referral of specialty care – despite new knowledge there is still confusion and many misconceptions regarding the condition, outcome and treatment.

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Topics: Bowel management, Bowel dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome