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Journal Club - Edition 7 - April 2022

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'We tend to get pad happy’: a qualitative study of health practitioners’ perspectives on the quality of continence care for older people in hospital

Percival, J; Abbott, K; Allain, T; Bradley, R; Cramp, F; Donovan, J; McCabe, C; Neubauer, K; Redwood, S. & Cotterill, N. (2021) ‘We tend to get pad happy’: a qualitative study of health practitioners’ perspectives on the quality of continence care for older people in hospital’ BMJ Open Quality 2021: 10.

This study explores the reasons why older people receive good or poor quality continence care in hospital. It raises a number of questions on why accessing continence care can be challenging and points to factors that can improve the quality of care people may receive.

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The effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction on the urinary microbiome in interstitial cystitis’

Shatkin-Margolis, A; White, J; Jedlicka, A;  Tam, T; Hill, A; Yeung, J; Crisp, C. & Pauls, R. (2022)  ‘The effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction on the urinary microbiome in interstitial cystitis’ International Urogynaecology Journal 33(3):665-671

The relationship between the bladder and the brain has been the focus of a wider range of research in recent years. This article explores if mindfulness can impact the urinary biome in people with interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome with interesting results.

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Transanal irrigation bowel routine for people with Cauda Equina Syndrome’

Ethans, K;  Smith, K;  Khandelwal, A; Nankar, M; Shea, J. & Casey, A. (2022) ‘Transanal irrigation bowel routine for people with Cauda Equina Syndrome’ The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine

Bowel dysfunction can be a problem following cauda equina syndrome. This study explored the effectiveness of trans anal irrigation in this specific group of patients with positive results across a range of measures.

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Functional independence measure predicts the outcome of clean intermittent catheterization training in patients with multiple sclerosis’

Haddad, R; Turmel, N; Lagnau, P; le Chesnel, C; Le Breton, F; Amarenco, G. & Hentzen, C. (2022) ‘Functional independence measure predicts the outcome of clean intermittent catheterization training in patients with multiple sclerosis’ Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 65(2)

There are a number of factors that can influence successful ISC initiation. This study explored the use of a tool measuring physical and cognitive ability to see if it could predict if an individual would have success when learning ISC.