Science Alert: Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) – Success Stories

New success stories are being published every month on how to reduce the burden of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

The vast majority of studies share successful results from prevention programs and show a significant CAUTI reduction of 9% per year or even higher depending on the method used. The most important part of the solution is to restrict the use of indwelling catheters.

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Topics: Science Alert, Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI)

Science Alert: Treatment of Children with Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction

Bowel function in children is a common concern, not only for the child but also parents and caregivers. As it is perceived as a measurement of health, deviations from normal bowel function often instigate numerous visits to a primary care provider.

Consequently, bowel dysfunction is one of the most common problems evaluated by pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, and pediatric surgeons. This may be the reason why two recent publications review diagnosis, standard bowel care, and prevention of pediatric constipation. 

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Topics: Science Alert, Neurogenic bladder, Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) - Beyond the injury

Initial management after spinal cord injury is crucial in saving lives. It is often characterized by early transfer to specialized centers and early initiation of treatments.

Long-term management is, however, almost as important. New research focuses on both of these and stresses the importance of early prevention of chronic complications, as these are common health problems affecting the quality of live for people living with a spinal cord injury

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Topics: Science Alert, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)