Spina bifida: Keeping fit when you are in a wheelchair

Amelia Taylor-Ash trains at the gym with personal trainer Joe and isn't looking back.
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AbstractBackgroundSpina bifida (SB) patients are at increased risk for hydronephrosis, bladder storage and emptying problems, and renal failure that may require multiple bladder surgeries.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed patients born with SB 2005 –2009, presenting to our institution within 1 year of birth. Outcomes at 8–11 years old included final renal/bladder ultrasound (RBUS) results, clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) use, anticholinergic use, surgical interventions, and final renal function. We excluded those without follow- up past age 8 and/or no RBUS or fluoroscopic urodynamic images ...
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder earned a fearful reputation for his power in the boxing ring. He plans to use it Saturday night in an electrifying title bout against Dominic Breazeale in New York. But what happens to all that power and intimidation outside the ring? Dana Jacobson found out.
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Authors: Forster CS, Hsieh MH, Pérez-Losada M, Caldovic L, Pohl H, Ljungberg I, Sprague B, Stroud C, Groah S Abstract CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Manipulation of the microbiome is an emerging approach to promote health. We conducted a Phase Ia safety study of a single bladder instillation of probiotics in asymptomatic patients with neuropathic bladder to determine the tolerability and safety of a single Lactobacillus instillation. DESIGN: Phase Ia safety study. SETTING: Outpatient rehabilitation clinic at a rehabilitation hospital (adults) and urology clinic at a free-standing children's hospital (children). ...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
Surgeons at King's College Hospital have corrected spina bifida in an unborn baby.
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Doctors say the surgery could be the difference between some children learning to walk or not.
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Blake Mompher, five, was diagnosed with spina bifida when his mother was 20 weeks pregnant. He walked for the first time without his wheelchair on Saturday at his preschool graduation in Ohio.
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To assess the impact of bowel management on the quality of life in spina bifida children with overactive bladder and detrusor sphincter dyssynergia.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The young adults expressed that the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance intervention, although sometimes challenging, was worth the effort because it provided them with an opportunity to master everyday-life problems by using meta-cognitive thinking, which enhanced their self-efficacy. Implications for rehabilitation The Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance Approach™ - was perceived to provide opportunities to master everyday-life problems by using meta-cognitive thinking. The Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance Approach boosted the persons feelin...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that evaluation of the coordination of the muscles and skeletal structures has an important role in the treatment of cases with an anatomical abnormality such as SBO. J.Med.Invest.66:199-200, February, 2019. PMID: 31064941 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Medical Investigation - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Invest Source Type: research
Authors: Kennelly M, Thiruchelvam N, Averbeck MA, Konstatinidis C, Chartier-Kastler E, Trøjgaard P, Vaabengaard R, Krassioukov A, Jakobsen BP Abstract A risk factor model for urinary tract infections in patients with adult neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction performing clean intermittent catheterisation was developed; it consists of four domains, namely, (1) general (systemic) conditions in the patient, (2) individual urinary tract conditions in the patient, (3) routine aspects related to the patient, and (4) factors related to intermittent catheters per se. The conceptual model primarily concerns pat...
Source: Advances in Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Adv Urol Source Type: research
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