Bowel and/or Bladder Dysfunction

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Bowel and Bladder Management Techniques for Children with Spina Bifida

Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, with funding provided by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities            Format             Grant project During the project period of 2005-2008 (still ongoing), researchers at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California are studying ways to improve… Read More »»

Bowel and Bladder Continence among Children and Youth with Spina Bifida

The Kennedy Krieger Research Institute, with funding provided by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Format             Grant project During the project period of 2005-2008 (still ongoing), clinicians at The Kennedy Krieger Research Institute will test an 8-week behavioral intervention to improve bowel and… Read More »»

Bowel Care After A Brain Injury

The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Department of Rehabilitation Services   Format             Factsheet   This factsheet describes possible bowel problems that can occur after a brain injury, including incontinence, diarrhea, and constipation, as well as what a person can do to correct his or her bowel problems.   Contact URL    http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/pdfs/PatientEd/Materials/PDFDocs/dis-cond/braininury/bowel-care.pdf   Contact Agency  … Read More »»

Urinary Tract Infections: Intermittent Catheterization

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System          Format             Pamphlet        This pamphlet describes the causes, symptoms, and signs of urinary tract infections (UTIs), self care steps that can be taken to prevent UTIs, when one should call a health care provider, how to collect a good specimen for urine culture, and things to… Read More »»

Urinary Tract Infections: Indwelling (Foley) Catheter

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System                                    Format             Pamphlet        This pamphlet describes the causes, symptoms, and signs of urinary tract infections (UTIs), self care steps that can be taken to prevent UTIs, when one should call a health care… Read More »»

Taking Care of Your Bowels— The Basics

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System            Format             Pamphlet                    This pamphlet describes the functioning of the digestive system and how a spinal cord injury affects this functioning, as well as methods that can be used for emptying the bowel and factors that can affect the success of the bowel program.… Read More »»

Taking Care of Your Bowels— Ensuring Success

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System            Format             Pamphlet   This pamphlet discusses activities a person with spinal cord injury should avoid related to bowel management, including regular use of stimulant laxatives or  enemas, skipping or changing the time of the bowel program, and rushing; also included are tips on how… Read More »»

Neurogenic Bowel: What You Should Know

Paralyzed Veterans of America on behalf of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine                    Format             Guideline        This guideline provides information on how spinal cord injury can affect and change bowel function, as well as ways to deal with the changes. Contact URL    http://www.pva.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8095          Contact Agency Paralyzed… Read More »»

Bowel Problems webpage

Craig Hospital     Format             Webpage   This webpage describes the most common problems reported by people with spinal cord injury:  constipation, incontinence, hemorrhoids, bleeding, and pain.  Tips are discussed on how to stay regular, such as eating more fiber and increasing fluid intake.   Contact URL    http://www.craighospital.org/SCI/METS/bowel.asp   Contact Agency Craig Hospital 3425 S.… Read More »»

Bowel Management Program after Spinal Cord Injury

healthtouch.com website         Format             Webpage Describes the four parts of a bowel management program for a person with spinal cord injury (SCI):   activity, diet and liquids, medicines, and routine bowel care.  Also included are steps that can be taken for bowel care if a person has spastic bowel, as well as flaccid bowel;… Read More »»