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Spinal Cord. 2013 Oct;51(10):732-8. doi: 10.1038/sc.2013.86. Epub 2013 Aug 20.

Consensus review of best practice of transanal irrigation in adults.

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Department of GI Physiology, University College London, London, UK.

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN:

Review article.

OBJECTIVES:

To provide a consensus expert review of the treatment modality for transanal irrigation (TAI).

METHODS:

A consensus group of specialists from a range of nations and disciplines who have experience in prescribing and monitoring patients using TAI worked together assimilating both the emerging literature and rapidly accruing clinical expertise. Consensus was reached by a round table discussion process, with individual members leading the article write-up in the sections where they had particular expertise.

RESULTS:

Detailed trouble-shooting tips and an algorithm of care to assist professionals with patient selection, management and follow-up was developed.

CONCLUSION:

This expert review provides a practical adjunct to training for the emerging therapeutic area of TAI. Careful patient selection, directly supervised training and sustained follow-up are key to optimise outcomes with the technique. Adopting a tailored, stepped approach to care is important in the heterogeneous patient groups to whom TAI may be applied.

SPONSORSHIP:

The review was financially supported by Coloplast A/S.

PMID:
23958927
DOI:
10.1038/sc.2013.86
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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