After a spinal cord injury, can we predict who will recover independent bowel management during the first year?
December 14, 2021
Neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) with symptoms of constipation and fecal incontinence is a common complication of traumatic spinal cord injury. In a new study, the aim was to identify factors that could predict the recovery of independent bowel function to assist clinicians in their prognosis of bowel function and to guide them to bowel management strategies useful for the patient.Read More
November 19, 2021
Wellspect supports evidence-based research and practice in the field of continence care, and sponsors the annual ESPUN study grant. Tinne Van Aggelpoel is the latest winner, and for World Toilet Day, we present the outcome of her study in the field of pediactric bladder and bowel management.Read More
Are clinicians delivering the best care for patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction? A recent study suggests otherwise
November 9, 2021
People with neurogenic bladder and/or bowel dysfunction often suffer from highly individualized symptoms. It can be difficult to quantify change in an individual’s symptoms using standardized measurement tools, and points to the value of Patient—Centered Outcome Measures.Read More
October 12, 2021
To address the lack of a standardized approach for the management of LARS, a bowel management program, called BOREAL, was developed and evaluated in this study, aiming to highlight the acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of timely assessment and treatment of LARS.Read More
Reducing complications and improving quality of care after prostate surgery: how use of urinary catheters effects outcome
September 14, 2021
Although urethral catheter placement is routine after surgical procedures of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), no guidelines inform duration of catheter use.
Results from ratings provided by a multidisciplinary panel offer guidance in decreasing practice variation thereby reducing postoperative risks and improving the consistency and quality of care for patients undergoing surgery.