How much do you know about the urinary microbiota?

March 9, 2021

Information about the urinary microbiota is likely to modify the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urinary disorders. This review highlights the role of urinary microbiota in development of several lower urinary tract (LUT) functional disorders.

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Topics: Bladder management, Bladder dysfunction, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Highlights from ACCT Webinar on TAI

February 16, 2021

On Tuesday, February 9th the ACCT Webinar: Transanal irrigation (TAI) – a solution for constipation and fecal incontinence took place. During one hour we heard Professors Jan Tack and Anton Emmanuel together with Clinical Nurse Lead Bev Collins discuss how Transanal Irrigation (TAI) could be a possible management option for a wider group of patients and how to improve adherence to the therapy. Here are some highlights from the event. 

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Topics: Bowel management, Neurogenic bowel, ACCT, Transanal Irrigation

Myths and Misconceptions about Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

February 9, 2021

Chronic idiopathic constipation, or functional constipation, is a frequent reason for seeking healthcare and referral of specialty care – despite new knowledge there is still confusion and many misconceptions regarding the condition, outcome and treatment.

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Topics: Bowel management, Bowel dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome

Who wants to talk about constipation and fecal incontinence?

January 15, 2021

We do. At Wellspect, bladder and bowel problems are at the center of our endeavors, and we've made it our mission to remove the stigma around these issues and spread knowledge about the available solutions. One of these is transanal irrigation (TAI). In our ACCT Webinar on February 9th, 15:00-16:00 CET, we have put together an educational program that covers transanal irrigation as a possible therapy to manage constipation and fecal incontinence, with examples taken from the latest scientific research. Don’t miss it!

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Topics: Advancing Continence Care Together (ACCT), Webinar, TAI

Many health care professionals are unaware of the benefits and necessity of the Tiemann tip catheter

January 12, 2021

The use of Tiemann tips for intermittent catheterization could benefit many patients with complex catheterization needs and with the right education, health care professionals can enhance patient care and reduce the strain on health care resources by avoiding further complications.

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Topics: Men's Health, LUTS, BPH