Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury – Beginning of A New Life

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, April 10, 2018

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe health condition that changes lives in many ways. For this reason, there is a strong research focus on preventing injury and improving outcomes. Recent research has used examples of different aspects of SCI, either from birth (e.g. spina bifida) or as a result of injuries later in life, for example after an accident.

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Topics: Science Alert, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Science Alert: Bowel Dysfunction – An Everyday Nightmare for Many . . .

Posted by Kecke Elmroth, March 20, 2018

Few things are as embarrassing as having a bowel accident. Yet this is the everyday reality for a lot of people. Fecal incontinence, i.e. involuntary loss of liquid and solid stool, mucus or wind, is a very distressing condition which significantly reduces quality of life.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence

Science Alert: Bladder Function – Important But Not A Given for Everyone

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, March 13, 2018

As a part of our urinary system, the bladder is responsible for many important body functions, such as waste elimination and blood regulation. A functioning bladder should be able to both store and void urine. However, sometimes this functionality is interrupted by damage.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bladder management

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) – Treatments That Matter

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, March 6, 2018

Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). In fact, UTIs are still among the leading causes of death in people with a neurogenic bladder who experience on average 2 UTI events every year.

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Topics: Science Alert, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Science Alert: Spina bifida (SB) - Live long and prosper

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, February 13, 2018

“Given the improved longevity of individuals with SB [spina bifida], transitional care issues (such as health-related independence) are becoming progressively more vital.”
Castillo et al. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2017;10(3-4):219-226.

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Topics: Science Alert, Spina Bifida, Bowel dysfunction