Monday, March 30, 2020

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Researchers Develop New Coating To Reduce Pain And Risk Of Infection For Catheter Users

Published: March 5, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast

Researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s have developed a new antimicrobial coating which can be applied to urinary catheters and other medical devices to significantly reduce pain and lower the risk of infection.

The unique coating has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for the millions of catheter users worldwide.

Living with a Spinal Cord Injury: Bladder Management

Published: May 1, 2019

A spinal cord injury can affect nearly every bodily function.

Electrical stimulation technique helps patients with spinal cord injury

Published: February 19, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

For many individuals with spinal cord injury, restoring autonomic functions – such as blood pressure control, bowel, bladder and sexual function – is of a higher priority than walking again.

Paralysis (loss of muscle function) is the most visible consequence of a spinal cord injury. Historically, there have been few significant advances in the treatment of such paralysis in individuals with long-term injuries.

The award-winning device that tells you when you need to pee

Published: December 4, 2017

When you need to go, you need to go – unless you’re the type of person who has a hard time telling. Jihee Junn talks to the team behind wearable bladder sensor Uri-Go, winner of Callaghan Innovation’s C-Prize for 2017.

Five and a half years ago, Mike Brown broke his back, leaving him paralysed from the waist down. He could no longer walk, but he soon realised that was just one of his worries. “A spinal cord injury means you can’t typically feel anything below your injury. So in my case, I can’t feel how full my bladder is and I can’t empty my bladder naturally.”

How Does Spinal Cord Injury Effect the Bladder?

Published: December 14, 2016

Dr. Sean Elliot, MD, MS Professor and Vice Chair of Urology University of Minnesota explains how spinal cord injury effects the bladder.

Grant Awarded to Spot Urinary Tract Infections among Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Published: November 16, 2016

suzanne-groah-md-msphWASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2016) — Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH, has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to support screening for urinary tract infections (UTIs) among patients with spinal cord injuries at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.

“Urinary tract infection is the most common bacterial infection seen in the outpatient setting and the most common healthcare-associated infection, making it a major worldwide public health problem,” said Dr. Groah. In addition, spinal cord injury patients are at high risk for recurrent UTI, which is known to cause significant pain and discomfort; however, mobility limitations often create barriers to these patients receiving comprehensive care.

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