Articles and Webinars

Whether you are a carer, a specialist, or completely new to continence care, Wellspect Education provides learning resources for your level of expertise

66 Articles

  1. How multiple sclerosis affects the bladder

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    Short films which answer common questions asked by people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) about bladder dysfunction. These films are aimed at people with MS and uses language and explanations that you may find particularly useful when having discussions with someone who has MS or cares for someone with MS.

  2. Bladder and bowel problems in MS patients

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    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Liam Rice addresses key questions around Bladder and bowel management in MS

  3. Long-term use of TAI in MS

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    This is a summary of the published article Long-term efficacy and safety of transanal irrigation in multiple sclerosis by Passananti et al. 2016

  4. Tricks of the trade - transanal irrigation

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    Safety is always important and that includes insight on what may happen when you perform transanal irrigation (TAI). Bowel perforation is a severe but rare risk with TAI that is important to be aware of. Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a condition that may affect as many as 90% of spinal cord injured patients with injuries at or above the 6th thoracic vertebrae. Users could also experience bleeding, challenges with the rectal balloon and leakage. A specialist is in the following films sharing his tricks to a successful outcome of TAI.

  5. Neurogenic bowel dysfunction

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    The descending colon and the rectum are the final stage of the human intestine system. Normally the rectum is relatively empty. Stools do not enter the rectum continuously, but as mass movements.

  6. LoFric - as little environmental impact as possible

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    At Wellspect HealthCare we take our environmental responsibility seriously. We continuously work to minimise the environmental impact related to our products. We ensure that proper materials are used and all applicable production requirements are followed.

  7. Catheters and catheterisation

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    For those who cannot empty their bladder the normal way, intermittent catheterisation is the therapy of choice to maintain urethral health. Complications are common but when hydrophilic single-use catheters entered the market, the risks of UTI dropped significantly. Low friction seemed to be key to maintain urethral health. Today, there is only one hydrophilic catheter that is scientifically proven to reduce complications also after long-term use.

  8. LoFric - a well documented catheter

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    With more than 30 years on the market, LoFric has been used and documented in several ways. In addition to efficiently emptying the bladder, LoFric’s versatile use includes treatment and prevention of recurrent strictures, administration of chemotherapy by bladder instillation, and resolution of rare complications.

  9. Scientific review of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and hydro­philic catheters

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    Bladder management with intermittent catheterisation is associated with complications. The most severe and common one is UTI. Single-use, hydrophilic-coated catheters lower the risk of UTIs and have been reported as both convenient and the preferred choice for people who rely on intermittent catheterisation as their bladder management.

  10. Scientific review of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

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    Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are common in the hospital setting with consequential morbidity and mortality. The risk of bacterial adhesion and invasion of the urinary tract increases with use of an indwelling catheterisation and may be reduced by adopting intermittent catheterisation using hydrophilic single-use catheters.

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