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

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

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

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?

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)

Science Alert: Bladder and bowel interaction – Linked together, for better or worse?

June 19, 2018

The bladder and bowel are neighbours in the body and share innervation. Shared innervation means that the nerves travel together. This may be one reason why we commonly see an overlap in symptom profiles in lower urinary tract and colonic disorders.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction