One of the biggest issues with Transanal Irrigation (TAI) is that many users quit too early – before the therapy has had a chance to be effective.
Once established this therapy shows great results. It’s not a quick fix, but a process, and both patients and healthcare professionals need to be aware of that when starting with TAI.
Guiseppe Preziosi’s conclusions to optimize adherence is:
Gabriele Bazzocchi focuses on the science behind transanal irrigation (TAI); the peristaltic movements and pressure. He shows results from his experiments, measuring pressure in the colon during TAI and also water pressure and balloon pressure under different conditions. This study was a comparison between TAI devices with manual and/or electronic pump.
1. Bazzocchi G, Poletti E, Musco S. ISCoS annual meeting. 2016:Abstract 109.
2. Bazzocchi G, Musco S, Landi L. ISCoS annual meeting. 2016:Abstract 83.
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