Functional constipation affects the QoL of children

Posted by Wellspect US, Oct 13, 2020 7:30:00 AM

This review underscores the negative impact of constipation on children’s well-being and identifies factors associated with lower health-related quality of life in children.

In this systematic review, Vriesman and co-worker’s have pooled together and analyzed data from several studies on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children with functional constipation using the PedsQL questionnaire. The effect of bowel dysfunction on children can be measured by the questionnaire that includes social, emotional, school, physical and psychosocial factors. The PedsQL score were significantly reduced in children with functional constipation compared to healthy controls. However, within the group of children with the functional constipation symptoms of fecal incontinence did not affect the HRQoL.

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Topics: bowel management, Transanal Irrigation (TAI), quality of life, children and TAI

Almost two thirds (66%) of nurses in the US do not base their practice on clinical guidelines

Posted by Wellspect US, Sep 15, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Intermittent catheterization (IC) is frequently used to manage lower urinary tract dysfunctions, but research shows that care for patients using IC may not always be based on evidence. The purpose of this review was to summarize evidence related to adherence to IC, complication rates, satisfaction with IC, and its effect on health-related quality of life.

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Topics: Catheterization, Spina Bifida, neurogenic bladder

Talking about Constipation

Posted by Wellspect US, Aug 11, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Sun Jung Oh et al present one of the largest cross-sectional, population based online surveys in the US with the aim to determine the prevalence and predictors of individuals seeking healthcare for their constipation and the use of and satisfaction with over-the-counter medications in treating constipation.

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Topics: neurogenic bowel, quality of life

Quality of life aspects of bladder and bowel dysfunction

Posted by Wellspect US, Jul 28, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Bladder and bowel interacts and have a significant impact on people’s quality of life and well-being. Many suffer in silence, too embarrassed to mention it to their doctor or nurse, often missing out on life improving treatment and coping strategies.

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Topics: neurogenic bladder, bladder and bowel interaction, neurogenic bowel, quality of life

How to treat LARS?

Posted by Wellspect US, Jun 16, 2020 7:30:00 AM

This study represents a randomized controlled trial to compare transanal irrigation with posterior tibial nerve stimulation in the management of severe Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS).

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Topics: bowel management, Transanal Irrigation (TAI), Low Anterior Resection Syndrome