Science Alert: Bowel Dysfunction – An Everyday Nightmare for Many . . .

March 20, 2018

Few things are as embarrassing as having a bowel accident. Yet this is the everyday reality for a lot of people. Fecal incontinence, i.e. involuntary loss of liquid and solid stool, mucus or wind, is a very distressing condition which significantly reduces quality of life.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence

Science Alert: Bladder Function – Important But Not A Given for Everyone

March 13, 2018

As a part of our urinary system, the bladder is responsible for many important body functions, such as waste elimination and blood regulation. A functioning bladder should be able to both store and void urine. However, sometimes this functionality is interrupted by damage.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bladder management

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) – Treatments That Matter

March 6, 2018

Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). In fact, UTIs are still among the leading causes of death in people with a neurogenic bladder who experience on average 2 UTI events every year.

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Topics: Science Alert, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)