Maria Åberg Håkansson

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Science Alert: We are all equal, but some are more equal than others? Gender-specific differences in bladder management

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, February 5, 2019

We are all human beings but let’s face it, our anatomy is not the same. Men and women experience gender-specific challenges when it comes to urological complications and there are differences that need to be taken into account when addressing these problems. 

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Topics: Science Alert, Bladder management

Science Alert: Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction from 3 perspectives - spinal cord injury, spina bifida, and multiple sclerosis.

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, January 30, 2019

One common reason behind lower urinary tract dysfunction is neurological damage secondary to spinal cord injury (SCI), spina bifida, or multiple sclerosis. Even though the everyday situation is different for people living with these conditions, they share many problems linked to their bladder.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Does catheter choice matter? Three key features for better adherence

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, December 14, 2018

Intermittent catheterization is a therapy that comes with many barriers. Barriers sometimes prevent practicing intermittent catheterization accurately and as a result the positive outcomes are lost.

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)

Science Alert: Intermittent catheterization – 4 myths and facts to resolve

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, December 12, 2018

Intermittent emptying of the bladder using a catheter (i.e. intermittent catheterization) is a first choice therapy for people with voiding dysfunctions. 

 

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury – How common is it and what needs to be addressed?

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, July 3, 2018

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can be caused by either traumatic or non-traumatic events. The most common causes include road accidents, violence, and falls.

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Topics: Science Alert, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)