Course Theme: Bowel Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) and transanal irrigation

A course for you to read and hear about symptoms after surgery or removal of the rectum and available treatment solutions for patients with these symptoms. The following articles will take about 1 hour to read.

6 Assets

  1. Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS)

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    Low Anterior Resection is a surgery to remove cancer of the rectum. The part of rectum containing the tumor is removed and the remaining part of the rectum is reconnected to the colon. The surgical procedure saves the sphincter in up to 90% of the surgeries and by that avoids permanent colostomy.

  2. 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 in the following films shares his tricks for a successful outcome of TAI.

  3. Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS)

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    In this webinar you will hear registered nurse, uro- and bowel therapist Eva Westling talk about symptoms after surgery or removal of the rectum, or lower part of the bowel and how to treat those. In order to achieve success in treating patients with LARS, it is also important to understand the effects this treatment has as well as the anatomy and complexity of the small pelvis.

  4. Demo of Navina systems

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    In the short demonstration videos, it appears how user friendly they are and how easy it is to assembly, and disassembly Navina Systems. With Navina Systems there is always a solution to fit the patient’s needs.

  5. Scientific review of transanal irrigation (TAI)

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    Transanal irrigation (TAI) is a well-documented and safe bowel management therapy. Today, compliance is the major issue with TAI therapy, and may be improved through greater knowledge of which patient is best suited for TAI. Patient training and close follow up with digital support during start up may also increase compliance.

  6. Patient selection for TAI

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    Careful patient selection, supervised training and follow up are considered as essential factors to achieve an optimal result and long-term adherence of TAI.