Promoting adherence with Transanal Irrigation – an electronic solution

November 18, 2020

TAI is a proven therapy for irrigating the bowel thousands of users have found effective relief from their bowel issues, and it even promotes better bladder health. But adherence in the initial training stage of adoption can often see users back out and return to less effective, but familiar strategies for managing the bowel. How to address these obstacles? In this case study, we look at how one user returned to TAI with consistent adherence.

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Topics: Neurogenic bowel, Navina Smart Data, TAI

Challenges related to intermittent catherization

November 17, 2020

Prior to the LoFric Elle webinar in September, we had a great opportunity to talk to Susanne Vahr Lauridsen about the barriers related to intermittent catheterization and dignity. We also asked for her opinion on LoFric Elle’s potential to provide new opportunities for women facing challenges when performing IC.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Bladder dysfunction, dignity, Lofric Elle

Self-catheterization as a first-line treatment at the Emergency department

November 10, 2020

Patients with acute urinary retention are commonly given an indwelling catheter, thereby increasing risk of infection when compared to intermittent catheterization. A hospital in UK changed its practice and now uses self-catheterization as first-line management for patients presenting with acute urinary retention at the emergency department.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

The importance of dignity in continence care

November 3, 2020

In an interview with Helen Greenham, Continence Care Specialist Nurse at Birmingham Community Trust in England, we get to share her vast knowledge of women practicing intermittent catheterization (IC) and how important it is for them to feel good about themselves.

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC), Women's health, dignity

Functional constipation affects the QoL of children

October 13, 2020

This review underscores the negative impact of constipation on children’s well-being and identifies factors associated with lower health-related quality of life in children.

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Topics: functional constipation, quality of life