Science Alert: Intermittent catheterization – 4 myths and facts to resolve

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, December 12, 2018

Intermittent emptying of the bladder using a catheter (i.e. intermittent catheterization) is a first choice therapy for people with voiding dysfunctions. 

 

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction

Science Alert: Double burden - Combined bladder and bowel dysfunction

Posted by Kecke Elmroth, November 8, 2018

Combined bladder and bowel dysfunction can be a very debilitating condition with a strong impact on quality of life. Self-esteem, social activities and intimacy are all affected in a negative way.

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction, Bladder and bowel interaction

Science Alert: Bladder and bowel symptoms: Need for actions

Posted by Kecke Elmroth, June 26, 2018

The impact on individuals’ quality of life of maintaining or restoring bladder and bowel continence cannot be underestimated. It is a top user priority but this is unfortunately not always reflected in healthcare and research initiatives.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction, Bladder and bowel interaction

Science Alert: Bladder and bowel interaction – Linked together, for better or worse?

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, June 19, 2018

The bladder and bowel are neighbours in the body and share innervation. Shared innervation means that the nerves travel together. This may be one reason why we commonly see an overlap in symptom profiles in lower urinary tract and colonic disorders.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction

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: Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence, Science Alert