ICS position statement based on a summary evidence synthesis by ICS member Julia Herbert (Consultant Physiotherapist, UK)
Accidental bowel leakage (ABL) could be described as the ‘Cinderella’ topic in the world of the treatment and management of incontinence. Whilst there have been significant developments in the speciality of urinary incontinence, anal incontinence has not attracted such investment with relatively little in the way of new products to help those affected by this ‘taboo’ condition. Renew Medical have developed a new product designed to help manage accidental bowel leakage. The Renew Insert ® is a discreet, easy-to-use device that is designed for self-insertion to comfortably seal the rectum from the inside. Clinical studies in the United States have demonstrated that the Renew Insert is safe to use and that the device reduces Accidental Bowel Leakage by nearly 82%. A UK consumer panel of Renew Insert has also rated overall satisfaction at 4.8 out of 5.
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ICS Position Statement Renew Inserts article plus references
Renew Inserts Press Release 2015
A review by Julia Herbert, Consultant Physiotherapist, Grad Dip Phys. MSc. MCSP