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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)
PURPOSE The feasibility of automatic event driven electrical stimulation of the dorsal penile/clitoral nerve in the treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) was evaluated in individuals with spinal cord injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 2 women and 14 men older than 18 years with NDO, bladder capacity below 500 ml and complete or(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE To compare symptoms of neurogenic bowel dysfunction in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) at baseline and after 10 weeks of treatment with transanal irrigation and to identify possible factors that could predict outcome of the treatment. METHODS Sixty-two patients with SCI (45 men and 17 women; mean age, 47.5 +/- 15.5 [SD] years)(More)
Background:Total gastrointestinal transit times (GITT) and segmental colonic transit times (CTT) are commonly used to describe bowel function in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).Study design:Reproducibility study.Objectives:To describe inter- and intrasubjective as well as interobserver variations in GITT and segmental CTT in patients with SCI.(More)
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