Bowel dysfunction in spinal cord injury is very common and the guideline summarized here aims to provide practice-oriented support for bowel care in spinal cord injury patients. It is well-known that neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) affects quality of life after spinal cord injury and bowel management is important to maintain health and well-being. To achieve a successful bowel management, it requires interdisciplinary teams working together.Lue lisää
Storage and voiding symptoms often coexist, affecting up to 59% of individuals with MS. These clinical manifestations impact quality of life and are often associated with depressive symptoms, loss of work productivity, poor sleep quality and, in general, a deterioration in overall health. Problems related to micturition impede many people with MS from fully participating with family, friends and the community.Lue lisää
Wellspectillä oli tällä viikolla kunnia järjestää yhteispohjoismainen ACCT-foorumi Göteborgin pääkonttorilla, jonka teemana oli ummetuksen ja ulosteinkontinenssin hoito. Osallistujia oli sekä Tanskasta, Norjasta, Ruotsista että Suomesta, minkä lisäksi mukana oli Wellspectin edustajia kaikista Pohjoismaista.Lue lisää
For a successful therapy, it’s important to find out the patients’ actual experiences when performing intermittent catheterization (IC). But a lack of research can provide obstacles. Have we heard directly from the patient about the difficulties they face when approaching IC?
A recent study seeks to remedy this neglect in research; it involved a total of 200 adults who had independently been performing IC for at least 6 months across the US.
A significant portion of patients with neurogenic bladder will develop lifelong dependence upon intermittent catheterization (IC) for emptying their bladder. They are often patients with neurogenic diagnoses, such as spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease.Lue lisää
Studies on intermittent catheterization (IC) with larger samples sizes are rare and this study provides real-world evidence on IC use, which may be used to derive recommendations for improvement of care. This is among the first publications of a 3-year observation period including time before and after initial IC.Lue lisää