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Continence news in brief

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  • An anal irrigation system (Peristeen Anal Irrigation, Coloplast) has been added to the drug tariff. The system is used to empty the lower bowel and has been used to prevent faecal incontinence, treat constipation and manage bowels.
  • ‘Incontinence: the engineering challenge’ will be held on 14–15 November. The seminar, organised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, discusses improved technologies for diagnosing, curing and managing incontinence. See www.imeche.org.
  • Childhood Nocturnal Enuresis and Daytime Wetting: A Handbook for Professionals and a Nocturnal Enuresis Resource Pack has been published by ERIC. Visit www.eric.org.uk.
  • Bowel disorder medicine guides are now available at: http:/medguides.medicines.org.uk/bowel_disorder.aspx
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