Science Alert Transanal irrigation (TAI) – The new frontier

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, February 20 2018

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Topics: TAI, Transanal irrigation, Neurogenic bowel, bowel dysfunction

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, Highlight article, Neurogenic bladder, Spina Bifida, Bladder management, bowel dysfunction

A solution to bowel management issues with Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Helene Klasson, February 8 2018

Kerry has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with bowel problems among the many symptoms this condition presents. In the second part of Kerry's story she reveals how she took control of her bowels.

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Topics: TAI, Multiple Sclerosis, bowel dysfunction

Science Alert:  Functional bowel – there is nothing functional about it

Posted by Sofi Sigvardsson, February 6 2018

Constipation and fecal incontinence are two symptoms of bowel dysfunction. There may be a cause, like impaired innervation of the intestine due to disease or injury. There may also be no traceable cause of the bowel symptoms; this is then called functional constipation or functional fecal incontinence.

 

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Topics: Science Alert, Neurogenic bowel, bowel dysfunction

Coping with my MS related bowel problems

Posted by Helene Klasson, January 26 2018

Suffering from MS related bowel problems might feel hopeless, but don't give up just yet. We talked to Kerry who spent hours and hours in the bathroom due to constipation, before she found her therapy. 

 

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Topics: MS, bowel dysfunction

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