What does Alice, 10 years old, think about Transanal Irrigation?
Alice Tillman is really passionate about spreading knowledge of TAI – the thought of other children having to endure painful procedures because of bowel disorders, like she did, makes her frustrated when there is an alternative available. She hopes that all children who need it will be able to use it and get the fun back in their life.
Functional constipation affects the QoL of children
This review underscores the negative impact of constipation on children’s well-being and identifies factors associated with lower health-related quality of life in children. In this systematic review, Vriesman and co-worker’s have pooled together and analyzed data from several studies on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children with functional constipation using the PedsQL questionnaire. The effect of bowel dysfunction on children can be measured by the questionnaire that includes social, emotional, school, physical and psychosocial factors. The PedsQL score were significantly reduced in children with functional constipation compared to healthy controls. However, within the group of children with the functional constipation symptoms of fecal incontinence did not affect the HRQoL.
Wellspect + International Wheelchair Basketball Federation = Konnichiwa Tokyo!
Sad as we all were to see the Paralympic games in Tokyo postponed for another year, we are excited that Wellspect is the newest Global Partner to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation, IWBF. This will give us all the more reason to engage in the games in Tokyo next summer.
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