Incontinence Research Publications

Human Defecatory System

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February 2018
A Biomechanical Model of the Human Defecatory  System to Investigate Mechanisms of Continence

This article authored by William Stokes, University of Leeds, and co-authored by Prof David Jayne, Dr Ali Alazmani and Dr Peter Culmer was published in Part H of the Journal of Engineering in Medicine.

Incontinence Research Publications

Pelvic Nerve Stimulation

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January 2018
Chronic implantation of cuff electrodes on the pelvic nerve in rats is well tolerated and does not compromise afferent or efferent fibre functionality

– This publication in the Journal of Neural Engineering results from a series of studies supported by IMPRESS since 2016 investigating Pelvic Nerve Stimulation for managing urinary incontinence.

Incontinence Research Publications

Why We Need to Talk about Incontinence

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November 2017
Why We Need to Talk about Incontinence

This article published in The Conversation and authored by Dr Dani Darrington and Dr Peter Culmer from the University of Leeds highlights the global burden of incontinence.

Incontinence Research Publications

IMechE Report

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November 2017
Incontinence: Engineering Innovation to Enhance Quality of Life


This report on incontinence was produced by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and co-authored by IMPRESS.

Incontinence Research Publications

Kid's Toilet Talk

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November 2017
Kid’s Toilet Talk Comic

This unique resource captures the findings from our Kid’s Toilet Talk workshop in September 2o17. Published in partnership with TITCH it is intended not only to support other young people dealing with the challenges of incontinence in their daily life but also as a guide to inspire researchers.

@IMPRESSleeds At #UKSB2018 Bioengineer Dr Elena Mancuso @UlsterUni will be showcasing her latest research into honey as a natural… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @AFPAfrica: Thousands of African women suffer from fistula -- a rupture of tissue between vagina and bladder or rectum after labour or r…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @natwm10: #kidstoilettalk @ERIC_UK @IMPRESSleeds bbc.com/news/uk-englan…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @ERIC_UK: Just two weeks to go until #WorldBedwettingDay and we're over half way to having enough sign ups for our #thunderclap message…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @WhaleKatie: School focus groups are going really well, so interesting talking to teachers about their experiences of supporting student…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @surgicalMIC: Apply for proof-of-principle funding to explore and identify the innovations that will most likely affect surgical treatme…
@IMPRESSleeds Celebrating IMPRESS funded Pelvic Nerve stimulation research work by Prof Thelma Lovick and team @BristolUni. Featu… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds Check out this fully funded PhD opportunity @QUBelfast bit.ly/2JWktBW. Originates from this IMPRESS funded… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @Helen_Meese: CALLING ALL #biomedicaleng #students/early career/PhDs Submission for @imeche #healthcare #technology awards is now open.…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @TUF_tweets: Our goal is to reduce stigma and improve treatment for #incontinence. Join us as we lead the fight. pic.twitter.com/0WXucfo4ip
@IMPRESSleeds RT @UAConsensusCom: Pleased that the Minister for Women's Health raised #incontinence in her speech at @APPG_WH conference. A condition oft…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @PeteCulmer: Spring in Sheffield! Here to talk continence technologies with @Devices4Dignity @BristolRobotLab @IMPRESSleeds https://t.co…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @PeteCulmer: Female urinals... Improvements could help millions. @EPSRC @Devices4Dignity @IMPRESSleeds @OfficialNIHR @GHRG_ST https://t…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @BladderBowelUK: It is #TeenHealthWeek. Davina has put a blog post together which discusses bladder and bowel problems that teenagers ca…
@IMPRESSleeds Hoping to collaborate with @googlemaps to fullfill the huge 'toilet satnav' plea from our #kidstoilettalk school ki… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds Check out this fully funded Biomedical PhD opportunity bit.ly/2pnYhau. Originates from this IMPRESS funded… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @BladderBowelUK: Did you know that it's #TeenHealthWeek next week? Take a look at our blog by Davina about bladder and bowel problems wi…
@IMPRESSleeds RT @WhaleKatie: Fantastic to attend the parliamentary launch of 'It happens to me too' report, raising awareness of #paediatric #continence…
@IMPRESSleeds #InternationalWomensDay Celebrate these women leading our #incontinence research Mandy Fader @unisouthampton… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds More fantastic work from @BladderBowelUK on childhood #continence #kidstoilettalk #ithappenstometoo @TITCHinnovate twitter.com/BladderBowelUK…

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