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

How to treat LARS?

June 16, 2020

This study represents a randomized controlled trial to compare transanal irrigation with posterior tibial nerve stimulation in the management of severe Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS).

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS)

Science Alert: Transanal irrigation - A rising star

October 30, 2018

Transanal irrigation (TAI) is a rising star in the sky of bowel management.

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI)

Science Alert: Bowel problems – don’t forget to ask

November 14, 2017

At the International Continence Society (ICS) meeting in Florence in 2017, there was a round table session dedicated to anal (or fecal) incontinence.

Right from the start in the opening statement, it was established that breaking the silence surrounding fecal incontinence is the most important first step. This is also the main conclusion of a recently published review, which covers clinical management of fecal incontinence from the gynecologist’s perspective: Medical professionals should always ask the patient about anal and fecal incontinence.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel management