ACCT talks: Empowering patients in Transanal Irrigation (TAI) with Valentina Passananti

Posted by Helene Klasson, September 15 2017

"Severe bowel problems are a social stigma. Many people tend to stay at home, too embarrassed to go out. Finding a working bowel routine is key to quality of life for these patients", Valentina Passananti, specialist in Clinical Medicine and Gastroenterology, says.

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Topics: Bowel therapy, TAI, Transanal irrigation, bowel dysfunction

Science Alert: Treatment of Children with Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, August 22 2017

Bowel function in children is a common concern, not only for the child but also parents and caregivers. As it is perceived as a measurement of health, deviations from normal bowel function often instigate numerous visits to a primary care provider.

Consequently, bowel dysfunction is one of the most common problems evaluated by pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, and pediatric surgeons. This may be the reason why two recent publications review diagnosis, standard bowel care, and prevention of pediatric constipation. 

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Topics: Science Alert, Neurogenic bladder, Children and TAI, bowel dysfunction

Science Alert: Bowel dysfunction in focus

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, June 15 2017

Chronic constipation (CC) is a common bowel dysfunction. There are several reasons for bowel dysfunction and several treatment methods, which are addressed in a new review article.

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Topics: Science Alert, bowel management, bowel dysfunction