Are clinicians delivering the best care for patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction? A recent study suggests otherwise

November 9, 2021

People with neurogenic bladder and/or bowel dysfunction often suffer from highly individualized symptoms. It can be difficult to quantify change in an individual’s symptoms using standardized measurement tools, and points to the value of Patient—Centered Outcome Measures.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Neurogenic bowel, Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction, quality of life

The post-void residual (PVR) urine test is vital for those with MS

May 11, 2021

Storage and voiding symptoms often coexist, affecting up to 59% of individuals with MS. These clinical manifestations impact quality of life and are often associated with depressive symptoms, loss of work productivity, poor sleep quality and, in general, a deterioration in overall health. Problems related to micturition impede many people with MS from fully participating with family, friends and the community.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), Bladder dysfunction, Multiple Sklerose (MS)

Does Transanal irrigation effect gut microbiota?

April 13, 2021

Transanal irrigation's influence on gut microbiota could have a positive effect on the immune system and contribute to reduced UTIs.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Spina Bifida, Neurogenic bowel

Life controlled by bladder and bowel

December 22, 2020

Bladder and bowel symptoms are known to reduce quality of life and are rated a severe life problem in persons with SCI. This study was undertaken to identify women’s experiences living with spinal cord injury and neurogenic bladder and bowel.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Neurogenic bowel, Women's health, quality of life

Life enhancing bladder and bowel interventions starts with the patient

December 15, 2020

Neurogenic bladder and bowel dysfunction has a significant impact on quality of life and well-being. To increase quality of life, treatments should be based on patient reported outcomes. Read more about this and other conclusions in a literature review by Patel et al.


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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Neurogenic bowel, quality of life