Science Alert: Bowel Dysfunction – Can It Be Managed?

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: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence

Science Alert: Bowel Dysfunction – An Everyday Nightmare for Many . . .

March 20, 2018

Few things are as embarrassing as having a bowel accident. Yet this is the everyday reality for a lot of people. Fecal incontinence, i.e. involuntary loss of liquid and solid stool, mucus or wind, is a very distressing condition which significantly reduces quality of life.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence

Science Alert: Transanal irrigation (TAI) – The new frontier

February 20, 2018

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction

Science Alert: Spina bifida (SB) - Live long and prosper

February 13, 2018

“Given the improved longevity of individuals with SB [spina bifida], transitional care issues (such as health-related independence) are becoming progressively more vital.”
Castillo et al. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2017;10(3-4):219-226.

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Topics: Science Alert, Spina Bifida, Bowel dysfunction

Science Alert:  Functional bowel – there is nothing functional about it

February 6, 2018

Constipation and fecal incontinence are two symptoms of bowel dysfunction. There may be a cause, like impaired innervation of the intestine due to disease or injury. There may also be no traceable cause of the bowel symptoms; this is then called functional constipation or functional fecal incontinence.

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Topics: Science Alert, Neurogenic bowel, Bowel dysfunction