What tools are available for management of Lower Anterior Resection Syndrome - LARS

October 12, 2021

To address the lack of a standardized approach for the management of LARS, a bowel management program, called BOREAL, was developed and evaluated in this study, aiming to highlight the acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of timely assessment and treatment of LARS.

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

Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart

June 8, 2021

Emmanuel et al, PLoS One 2021. The use of transanal irrigation (TAI) with Navina™ Smart, is an effective and well tolerated treatment for bowel dysfunction.

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurogenic bowel, Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence, constipation

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)