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Science Alert: Transanal irrigation - A rising star

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, October 30, 2018

Transanal irrigation (TAI) is a rising star in the sky of bowel management.

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI)

Real world data for the benefit of TAI patients

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, August 30, 2018

In medical science, there is now a growing trend for evidence taken from real world data and patient reported outcome. Patient perception is highly valuable to enhance knowledge in Transanal Irrigation (TAI).

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Navina Smart Data

Science Alert: Bowel Dysfunction – Can It Be Managed?

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, June 15, 2018

Bowel dysfunction is a common condition. A wide spectrum of symptoms is involved, such as chronic constipation and fecal incontinence (FI) among others. A recent study in a Dutch population showed that prevalence of FI is as high as 7.9% in the general population.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence

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

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, February 20, 2018

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction

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, Neurogenic bowel, Bowel dysfunction