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

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, 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

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury – Beginning of A New Life

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, April 10, 2018

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe health condition that changes lives in many ways. For this reason, there is a strong research focus on preventing injury and improving outcomes. Recent research has used examples of different aspects of SCI, either from birth (e.g. spina bifida) or as a result of injuries later in life, for example after an accident.

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Topics: Science Alert, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

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

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, 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

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, 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)

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