Burden of illness the first year after diagnosed bladder dysfunction among people with spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis – a Danish register study

September 13, 2022

People living with spinal cord injury (SCI) or multiple sclerosis (MS) often encounter bladder and bowel dysfunction. Urinary and bowel dysfunction have a significantly negative impact on the patients’ quality of life, by limiting social and physical activities. These problems often become more severe with increasing disability and in addition poses major costs to the society.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), MS

Transanal Irrigation in Children and Adolescents with Defecation Disorders: Treatment Success, Health-Related Quality of Life, Treatment Adherence, Patient Experience, and Patient Empowerment

July 12, 2022

In this science article a combined retrospective and cross-sectional survey study investigates chronic idiopathic constipation in children and bowel regimen with bowel irrigation, also called transanal irrigation (TAI).

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation

Web-Based Health Coaching for Spinal Cord Injury: Results From a Mixed Methods Feasibility Evaluation

May 10, 2022

In this article Allin et al. explores the feasibility and potential impact of health-coaching support for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury

Improving SCI rehabilitation and research with Wellspect’s study grant for nurses

March 18, 2022

What can a Wellspect study grant do for you as a healthcare professional? Recent winner of the EAUN study grant, sponsored by Wellspect, Randi Steensgaard, Head of Clinical Nursing Research from Denmark, is making a valuable contribution to Spinal Cord Injury care and research, supporting patients to lead a meaningful life.

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Topics: Study grant, Spinal Cord Injury, rehabilitation

Bowel irrigation as treatment for NBD, LARS, Fecal Incontinence and Chronic Constipation

March 8, 2022

In this systemic review Mekhael et al shows collected evidence for that transanal irrigation (TAI) is a beneficial bowel continence care for both neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD), low anterior resection syndrome (LARS), and functional bowel disorders (FBD) presented as symptoms of fecal incontinence (FI) and chronic constipation (CC).

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Topics: Bowel management, Neurogenic bowel, Science Article