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

Posted by Kecke Elmroth, 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

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, February 20, 2018

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction

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

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, 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

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, 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

Science Alert: Treatment of Children with Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, August 22, 2017

Bowel function in children is a common concern, not only for the child but also parents and caregivers. As it is perceived as a measurement of health, deviations from normal bowel function often instigate numerous visits to a primary care provider.

Consequently, bowel dysfunction is one of the most common problems evaluated by pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, and pediatric surgeons. This may be the reason why two recent publications review diagnosis, standard bowel care, and prevention of pediatric constipation. 

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Topics: Science Alert, Neurogenic bladder, Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction