Does catheter choice matter? Three key features for better adherence

Posted by Wellspect US, Dec 11, 2018 1:24:00 PM

 

Intermittent catheterization (IC) is a therapy that can be met with challenges. These barriers sometimes prevent the accurate practice of IC, putting the related positive outcomes at risk.

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Science Alert: Intermittent catheterization – 4 myths and facts to resolve

Posted by Wellspect US, Oct 29, 2018 12:59:06 PM

Intermittent emptying of the bladder using a catheter (i.e. intermittent catheterization) is a first choice therapy for people with voiding dysfunctions. This therapy can be practiced in many ways and there is a range of catheter types to choose from.

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Science Alert: How Parkinson’s Affects the Bladder and Bowel

Posted by Wellspect US, Aug 1, 2018 1:17:00 PM

Welcome to the June 2018 edition of Wellspect's Science Blog! This month, we're highlighting how Parkinson's affects the bladder and bowel. You'll also find valuable information about Bladder & Bowel Symptoms, Spinal Cord Injury, Catheterization Techniques and information about the groundbreaking bowl treatment option Transanal Irrigation (TAI). This is a summary that you won't want to miss!

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Topics: Bladder Health, Catheterization

Science Alert: Bladder and Bowel Symptoms - A Need for Action

Posted by Wellspect US, Jul 20, 2018 2:49:38 PM

The impact on individuals’ quality of life of maintaining or restoring bladder and bowel continence cannot be underestimated. It is a top user priority but this is unfortunately not always reflected in healthcare and research initiatives.

Recently, an international advisory committee gathered to address these problems and to suggest new approaches in the care of people with spinal cord injury who have continence issues. Their recommendations included actions to translate existing knowledge into clinical practice. It is clear that more joint efforts are needed to achieve a real change for people with bladder and bowel problems after spinal cord injury.

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Topics: Bladder Health

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury – How common is it and what needs to be addressed?

Posted by Wellspect US, Jun 15, 2018 1:31:00 PM

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can be caused by either traumatic or non-traumatic events. The most common causes include road accidents, violence, and falls. Men are more likely to suffer, with a male-to-female ratio of 4:1, but there is high variability in causes and profiles of those injured around the world. New figures suggest an overall incidence between 12 and 65 cases per million individuals per year and that the USA has the highest numbers of SCI caused by trauma.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury