Science Alert: We are all equal, but some are more equal than others? Gender-specific differences in bladder management

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, February 5, 2019

We are all human beings but let’s face it, our anatomy is not the same. Men and women experience gender-specific challenges when it comes to urological complications and there are differences that need to be taken into account when addressing these problems. 

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Topics: Bladder management, Science Alert

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury – How common is it and what needs to be addressed?

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, July 3, 2018

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can be caused by either traumatic or non-traumatic events. The most common causes include road accidents, violence, and falls.

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Topics: Science Alert, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Science Alert: Bladder and bowel symptoms: Need for actions

Posted by Kecke Elmroth, June 26, 2018

The impact on individuals’ quality of life of maintaining or restoring bladder and bowel continence cannot be underestimated. It is a top user priority but this is unfortunately not always reflected in healthcare and research initiatives.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction, Bladder and bowel interaction

Science Alert: Bladder and bowel interaction – Linked together, for better or worse?

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, June 19, 2018

The bladder and bowel are neighbours in the body and share innervation. Shared innervation means that the nerves travel together. This may be one reason why we commonly see an overlap in symptom profiles in lower urinary tract and colonic disorders.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction

Science Alert: Bowel Dysfunction – Can It Be Managed?

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, June 15, 2018

Bowel dysfunction is a common condition. A wide spectrum of symptoms is involved, such as chronic constipation and fecal incontinence (FI) among others. A recent study in a Dutch population showed that prevalence of FI is as high as 7.9% in the general population.

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence, Science Alert