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

October 12, 2021

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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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS), rectal cancer

Reducing complications and improving quality of care after prostate surgery: how use of urinary catheters effects outcome

September 14, 2021

Although urethral catheter placement is routine after surgical procedures of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), no guidelines inform duration of catheter use.
Results from ratings provided by a multidisciplinary panel offer guidance in decreasing practice variation thereby reducing postoperative risks and improving the consistency and quality of care for patients undergoing surgery.

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Topics: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Impact of low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) on quality of life

August 10, 2021

Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) has a substantial negative impact on quality of life and almost 70% of patients experienced major LARS 1-11 years after rectal surgery.

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS), rectal cancer

Hospitalizations drop by 20% after individuals start with Intermittent Catheterization

July 13, 2021

Studies on intermittent catheterization (IC) with larger samples sizes are rare and this study provides real-world evidence on IC use, which may be used to derive recommendations for improvement of care. This is among the first publications of a 3-year observation period including time before and after initial IC.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Bladder management, Health Economy, Intermittent Catheterization

ACCT Let’s Talk Self Webinar – answers to your questions

July 6, 2021

We were happy for the engagement from our audience during the last of our three ACCT Let’s talk… webinars – this time with a focus on the Self and how to handle the delicate subject of intimacy and sexuality when somehow impaired. In fact, in answer to our question, 74% of our audience thought that the main barrier to seeking help for sexual dysfunction is embarrassment or the perceived taboo surrounding the subject. Which is why we think we need to talk about it.

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