There are 10 000 people with a racing license in the UK. 200 of them are women, and one of them has a spinal cord injury. Her name is Nathalie McGloin and today she is at the ACCT symposium in Sweden to share her inspiring story. For you who will miss it – here is a teaser!Read More
Heads or tails? It's the same coin, and when treating neurogenic bladder and bowel, it's the patient that is the unifying focus.Read More
Urethral stricture is a medical condition that mainly affects men. It can restrict urinary flow due to a narrowing of the urethra, and the causes can include trauma or inflammation.Read More
Health problems are common after a spinal cord injury and they have been found to have a great impact on day to day life. A recent publication describes the extent of this impact and also lists the most frequent problems, such as bladder and bowel regulation.Read More
Did you know that intermittent catheterization has been practiced since around 300 BC? The therapy certainly has deep roots involving a lot of innovative solutions, such as river reeds and onion stems for the catheter, and animal fat as lubrication.Read More
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a hassle and a great contributor to the wide spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Recent research shows that inappropriate use of urethral indwelling catheters in hospitals is one main reason behind CAUTIs.Read More
Lower urinary tract symptoms are common after nerve damage and a new review summarizes the treatment forms and reasons behind it in patients with Parkinson disease. One of the treatment options available is intermittent catheterization.Read More
I saw a Facebook post a few weeks ago, a picture of a woman in some kind of yoga position and the text announced ”Your attitude is your best pain management tool”.
My first reaction was that someone obviously knew nothing about pain. But the more I thought about it, the more it grew on me. As simple as it sounds, it holds a lot of truth...Read More
There is no doubt that physical disability is of central concern for a person with spinal cord injury. Recent research however highlights that less evident problems are more common, such as bowel and bladder issues.
This might be the reason why many treatment forms and research studies are addressing these problems.Read More
Bladder and bowel control has the potential of being a quiet distress throughout life for children and young adults with Spina Bifida. There are a few recent articles reviewing and investigating different aspects of bladder and bowel management therapy in this group.
You will find a summary from these articles in this blog post!Read More
”Pain is just weakness leaving your body”. Ever heard that statement? It’s a compelling slogan that the US Marine Corps use in their recruitment ads. It may be an effective recruiting tool, but is it true?
Does your job or role demand you to keep track of new research? Are you eager to take part in the latest scientific findings but find yourself to constantly run out of time? The Science Alert may give you some help on the way!
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Facing new challenges and uncertainties after sustaining a spinal chord injury have emboldened Kissinger's outlook; in this post, the paralympian describes how his experiences have shaped his attitude.
In the first of a two part series, Kissinger Deng, a Paralympian living in Norway, recalls the events that led to his injury, and his difficult journey towards recovery. It's been far from easy, but there have been many triumphs along the way and Kissinger is happy to share his whole story with you.
Having suffered a SCI at age 16, Kissinger Deng knows the pitfalls involved in flying as a wheel chair user. A Paralympian, he flies often as the goal keeper for the Oslo Sledge Hockey team. Here he shares his tips for a hassle-free travel experience.Read More
There are always positives to be found among the downsides. If the disease or diagnosis, and the various associated matters weigh heavily, it helps to look for all the positive things in life that weigh against this. To achieve that balance, a caregiver needs to be prepared to talk, ask questions and not serve answers like an automaton.
What do you do when faced with the hard facts? How do you go on after a life-changing diagnosis that you will live with 24 hours a day, maybe for the rest of your life? There may be no cure, but there could be relief – and ways to gain new perspectives.
Many people think that an enlarged prostate (BPH) and prostate cancer are associated, but the simple answer is: No, they are not.
Professor Ralph Peeker explains the concepts.Read More
When you have a life changing experience such as an accident, or you get a diagnosis, a lot of things can change in your life. It is during times like these that we realize that no man is an island. We surely need people in our life. Through my work with CercaDeTi Rehab, my colleague and I have identified three key areas to work on to avoid isolation, which I shall share with you in this post.