Bowel Dysfunction

Perception of secondary conditions in adults with spina bifida and impact on daily life

Robert Wagner, M.D., Ronna Linroth, O.T., Ph.D., Candice Gangl, O.T.D., O.T.R/L., Nancy Mitchell, M.A., O.T.R/L., Michelle Hall, C.P.O., .A.A.O.P.,Rhonda Cady, Ph.D., R.N.,Matthew Christenson, B.S. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 492–498 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.012 Background Spina bifida is a congenital defect of the neural tube resulting in motor and sensory disruption. Persons with spina bifida can also experience […]

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Bowel and Bladder Research: Spinal Cord Injuries

Bladder management in persons with spinal cord lesion. Dahlberg A, Perttilä I, Wuokko E, Ala-Opas M.  Käpylä Rehabilitation Centre, Finnish Association of People with Mobility Disabilities, Nordenskiöldinkatu 18B, PO Box 103, 00251 Helsinki, Finland.  Spinal Cord. 2004 Dec;42(12):694-8. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical descriptive prevalence study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the methods of self-reported bladder management, the […]

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Bowel and Bladder Research: People with Spina Bifida

Long-term urologic outcome in patients with caudal regression syndrome, compared with meningomyelocele and spinal cord lipoma. Torre M, Buffa P, Jasonni V, Cama A.  Paediatric Surgery, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, 16148 Genoa, Italy. micheletorre@hotmail.com  J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Mar;43(3):530-3. BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The long-term urologic outcome in a large series of patients with neural tube defects was evaluated. […]

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Bowel and Bladder Research: Children with Spina Bifida

Achieving fecal continence in patients with spina bifida: a descriptive cohort study. Vande Velde S, Van Biervliet S, Van Renterghem K, Van Laecke E, Hoebeke P, Van Winckel M. Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Surgery, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium. Saskia.vandevelde@ugent.be  J Urol. 2007 Dec;178(6):2640-4; discussion 2644. Epub 2007 Oct 22. PURPOSE: Fecal incontinence is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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   […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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