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

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

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

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

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