Bladder and Bowel Management in Relation to Multiple Sclerosis - Highlights from the ACCT MS Webinar

Publisert av Wellspect HealthCare, 17.nov.2022

On the 29th of September we had the honor to host three experts in the field of MS specialist care (and bladder/bowel management) for our ACCT Webinar “Bladder and Bowel Management in Relation to Multiple Sclerosis”. Our key purpose with this webinar was to increase the awareness of bladder and bowel management in MS patients. Bladder and bowel issues are known to be very common with MS, but often there is a lack of cross functional medical teams to handle these issues.

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ACCT-møte for hele Norden: Ny inspirasjon og ny energi til arbeidet med pasientene

Publisert av Stine Elkaer, 25.okt.2022

Wellspect hadde denne uken æren av å arrangere et samlet nordisk ACCT-møte på hovedkontoret i Gøteborg, hvor temaet var behandling av forstoppelse og avføringsinkontinens. Her var det deltakere fra både Danmark, Norge, Sverige og Finland samt representanter fra Wellspect i alle nordiske land.

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Emne: bowel dysfunction, ViErWellspect, Wellspect Education

It's time to stop ignoring major patient groups

Publisert av Wellspect Norway, 20.mai.2022

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.

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Hospitalizations drop by 20% after individuals start with Intermittent Catheterization

Publisert av Wellspect Norway, 15.apr.2022

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.

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After a spinal cord injury, can we predict who will recover independent bowel management during the first year?

Publisert av Wellspect Norway, 08.mar.2022

Neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) with symptoms of constipation and fecal incontinence is a common complication of traumatic spinal cord injury. In a new study, the aim was to identify factors that could predict the recovery of independent bowel function to assist clinicians in their prognosis of bowel function and to guide them to bowel management strategies useful for the patient.

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Emne: bowel dysfunction, bowel management, spinal cord injury (SCI)