This is a short summary of the article by Shaman Rajindrajith, Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, and Marc A Benninga in World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics, 2022 September 9; 11(5): 385-404Läs mer
The study by Jiang et al is one of the few studies focusing on the risk factors of recurrent UTIs in a large group of children with neurogenic bladder using intermittent catheterization (IC). The study consists by a comprehensive analysis of clinical and urodynamic indicators in children between 9 months and 12 years. Recurrent UTIs in children with neurogenic bladders constitute high risk of leading to severe kidney damage and need to be an area of attention. This study is useful in determining treatments and proactive measures for preventing recurrent UTIs.Läs mer
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.Läs mer
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.
Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) often suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) which can have a significant impact on quality of life (QoL). The symptoms often include storage of urine or voiding and can also be a combination of these. The post-void residual (PVR) urine test measures the amount of urine left in the bladder after urination. The aim of the current study was to measure PVR volumes in MS subjects with and without LUTS and to examine relationships between storage symptoms, voiding symptoms and PVR.Läs mer
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.Läs mer