Science Alert: Transanal irrigation - A rising star

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, 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

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, 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

Science Alert: Transanal irrigation: between conservative bowel management and surgery

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, September 26, 2017

There are many conservative options and combinations of methods when it comes to bowel management for people with neurogenic bowel disorder (NBD). 

Usually they involve diet, exercise, laxatives, as well as other methods. For some people who have struggled with conservative bowel management, surgery has been the only alternative, but surgery is generally best avoided as there may be a number of complications associated with it.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI)

Science Alert: Bowel dysfunction in focus

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, June 15, 2017

Chronic constipation (CC) is a common bowel dysfunction. There are several reasons for bowel dysfunction and several treatment methods, which are addressed in a new review article.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel management, Bowel dysfunction

Science Alert: Bowel Function in Focus - Fecal Incontinence

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, May 23, 2017

Fecal incontinence (FI) is a debilitating condition with a significant health burden. Although it has great clinical relevance and a profound impact on quality of life, there is still not much known about how to effectively treat this condition. This may be due to the diversity of causes of fecal incontinence, but may also be due to the lack of clinical investigation into possible treatment therapies.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel management, Fecal incontinence