The Neurogenic Bowel – Pathophysiology, Assessment and Management

Workshop 30

Friday 9th October 2015
09:00 - 10:30
510C
Speakers
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Workshop Schedule

09:00

Anton Emmanuel

09:05

Andrei Krassioukov

09:20

Gabriele Bazzocchi

09:35

Elizabeth Shelly

09:50

Klaus Krogh

10:10

Anton Emmanuel

10:25

All

Aims & Objectives

Advanced
90 minutes
Anorectal / Bowel Dysfunction
Clinical
Constipation Faecal Incontinence Trans-anal irrigation
The target audience for this workshop is any healthcare practitioner who is involved in the delivery of care for patients/clients with chronic neurological dysfunction.
The majority of patients with chronic neurological illnesses such as spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida and Cauda Equina Syndrome experience bowel dysfunction. Such Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction (NBD) is often the most socially limiting and quality-of-life impairing aspect of care. There is an emerging body of evidence from epidemiological reports, physiological studies, controlled and uncontrolled trials.

The objective of the workshop is to definitively review prevalence, physiological mechanisms and the therapeutic options (conservative, medications, trans-anal irrigation and neuromodulation). A practical approach to management will be presented, and the session will end by exploring the areas for future study.