|Category||Anorectal / Bowel Dysfunction|
|Keywords||anorectal dysfunction fecal incontinence urinary tract infection|
|Target Audience||Urology, Urogynaecology and Female & Functional Urology, Bowel Dysfunction, Basic Science, Conservative Management|
|Aims and Objectives|
The aim of the course is to explore and discuss the interactions between lower urinary tract and gastrointestinal tract under both physiological and pathological conditions. Diseases in one of the organs may provoke alterations in bladder-bowel cross-talk, underlying clinical co-morbidity of bladder and bowel dysfunctions. Patients with neurological disorders may present altered cross-reflexes, which represent potential targets to plan and perform effective treatments, ranging from transanal irrigation to sacral neuromodulation.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to recognize alterations in bladder-bowel interactions, assess them appropriately, and re-establish physiological bladder-bowel communication.