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)

Are clinicians delivering the best care for patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction? A recent study suggests otherwise

Publisert av Wellspect Norway, 18.feb.2022

People with neurogenic bladder and/or bowel dysfunction often suffer from highly individualized symptoms. It can be difficult to quantify change in an individual’s symptoms using standardized measurement tools, and points to the value of Patient—Centered Outcome Measures.

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ISCoS Webinar: Reflecting on the past, Planning for the future

Publisert av Wellspect Norway, 04.feb.2022

We are honoured to have been invited to join the International Spinal Cord Injury Society (ISCoS) in the second episode of their webinar series: 'SCI Care: What really matters'.

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Emne: ISCoS, spinal cord injury (SCI)

What tools are available for management of Lower Anterior Resection Syndrome - LARS

Publisert av Wellspect Norway, 21.jan.2022

To address the lack of a standardized approach for the management of LARS, a bowel management program, called BOREAL, was developed and evaluated in this study, aiming to highlight the acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of timely assessment and treatment of LARS.

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Emne: transanal irrigasjon (TAI), Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS), bowel management