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PURPOSE This study evaluated long-term results of transanal irrigation for defecation disturbances. METHODS Three hundred and forty-eight patients [248 women and 100 men; median age 52 years (range, 5-85)] suffering from constipation and fecal incontinence were introduced to transanal irrigation. Patients using transanal irrigation at follow-up received a(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Bowel dysfunction in patients with spinal cord injury often causes constipation, fecal incontinence, or a combination of both with a significant impact on quality of life. Transanal irrigation improves bowel function in selected patients. However, controlled trials of different bowel management regimens are lacking. The aim of the present(More)
Study design:Experts opinions consensus.Objective:To develop a common strategy to document remaining autonomic neurologic function following spinal cord injury (SCI).Background and Rationale:The impact of a specific SCI on a person's neurologic function is generally described through use of the International Standards for the Neurological Classification of(More)
Transanal irrigation for treatment of disordered defecation has been widely used among caregivers. Unique in its simplicity, reversible and minimally invasive, transanal irrigation has begun to find its place in the treatment hierarchy. Scheduled transanal irrigation aims to ensure emptying of the left colon and rectum. This prevents faecal leakage between(More)
Study design:Review article.Objectives:To provide a consensus expert review of the treatment modality for transanal irrigation (TAI).Methods:A consensus group of specialists from a range of nations and disciplines who have experience in prescribing and monitoring patients using TAI worked together assimilating both the emerging literature and rapidly(More)
Aim: To study fracture rates and risk factors for fractures in patients with spinal cord injuries. Material and methods: A self-administered questionnaire was mailed to 646 members of the Danish Paraplegic Association and 1000 randomly selected normal controls. 438 patients (309 males, 129 females, 67.8%) and 654 controls (332 males, 322 females, 65.4%)(More)
PURPOSE Sacral nerve stimulation is one of many new surgical modalities for fecal incontinence. Short-term results from sacral nerve stimulation have been more encouraging than those from other modalities. The aim of this study was to report the outcome of percutaneous nerve evaluation tests and sacral nerve stimulation for the treatment of fecal(More)
Study design:Long-term follow-up study.Objectives:Short-term results find transanal colonic irrigation (TAI) favourable in the treatment of neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD). Therefore, long-term results need to be described.Setting:Department of Surgery P, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.Methods:Between 1994 and 2007, 211 (115 female) patients with(More)
AIMS To study fracture rates and risk factors for fractures in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. METHODS 998 self administered questionnaires were issued to members of the Danish Colitis/Crohn Association, and 1000 questionnaires were issued to randomly selected control subjects. 845 patients (84.5%) and 645 controls (65.4%) returned(More)
Study design: Longitudinal study among patients with acute and chronic spinal cord injuries (SCI).Objectives: To compare total gastrointestinal transit times (GITT) and segmental colorectal transit times (CTT) in SCI patients with acute and chronic lesions to those of healthy volunteers. Furthermore, to examine the impact of time elapsed since injury on(More)