Supporting SCI rehabilitation in Tanzania with research grant winner Ericaeli Nade

Posted by Helene Klasson, December 1 2017

We speak to winner of the 2017 The International Network of SCI Nurses and Wellspect study grant: Ericaeli Nade. In this post, Ericaeli describes SCI care in her native Tanzania and her hopes for this study.

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization, sci, Study grant

Interview: Mark talks about retention

Posted by Chris Bridgman, September 21 2017

"I always thought retention happened to men in their 80s, not someone my age." After almost a year of difficulty with voiding his bladder and the associated dribbling, Mark decided to see a doctor.

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization, Men's Health, LUTS

ACCT talks: Catheter choice matters with Diane Newman

Posted by Helene Klasson, September 14 2017

"The most important thing is to precribe the right catheter to the right person – it's the match that matters", Diane Newman, urology nurse for over 30 years, says.
We were happy to get an interview with her at ICS. 

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Topics: Catheter, Clean Intermittent Catheterization

ACCT talks: Bladder and bowel management in children with neurogenic disorder

Posted by Helene Klasson, September 13 2017

"In pediatric care it's common to treat bladder and bowel together, in cross-functional teams - something adult care could learn from", says Dr Giovanni Mosiello, pediatric urologist, when we met with him at ICS in Florence.

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization, Transanal irrigation, Children, Children and TAI

Take control of your water balance

Posted by Helene Klasson, May 4 2016

Water is the only drink for a wise man, Henry David Thoreau said... and we agree!

Water supports kidney and bladder functions, helps prevent constipation, and makes it easier to maintain your weight as water reduces cravings for other more calorie-dense drinks. Water also helps those with tetraplegia to manage low blood pressure issues.

So let’s dive into the essentials!

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Topics: CIC, Clean Intermittent Catheterization, Health