Prospective Study: Transanal Irrigation For Neurogenic Bowel

J Fernandez et al. JPGN 2022; 74: 454-459.

This prospective study (n=80) expands on previous observations regarding the use of a transanal irrigation device for neurogenic bowel management.

Key points:

  • The neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) score improved at both time points (<6 months, >6 months) by 14 and 13 points respectively. 94% and 98% had improved NBD score at time 1 and time 2 respectively
  • Patient satisfaction was high, though 8 patients discontinued device early on due to either discomfort or poor results
  • NBD score can used to monitor treatment effectiveness

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