Science Alert: Parkinson’s disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and spinal cord injury (SCI) – What do they have in common?

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, February 27, 2018

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Topics: Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinsons disease, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Science Alert: Transanal irrigation (TAI) – The new frontier

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, February 20, 2018

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, Transanal irrigation (TAI)

Science Alert: Spina bifida (SB) - Live long and prosper

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, February 13, 2018

“Given the improved longevity of individuals with SB [spina bifida], transitional care issues (such as health-related independence) are becoming progressively more vital.”
Castillo et al. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2017;10(3-4):219-226.

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Topics: Spina Bifida, Bowel dysfunction, Science Alert

Science Alert:  Functional bowel – there is nothing functional about it

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, February 6, 2018

Constipation and fecal incontinence are two symptoms of bowel dysfunction. There may be a cause, like impaired innervation of the intestine due to disease or injury. There may also be no traceable cause of the bowel symptoms; this is then called functional constipation or functional fecal incontinence.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Neurogenic bowel