IFE Patients with Fecal Incontinence Spain

01/11/2019
ASIA

People with fecal incontinence demanded that public health finance the treatment that would allow them to lead a better life and which until now can only access for free in four communities: Basque Country, Murcia, Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands . They have done so at a press conference in which they have presented a platform they have called IFE (Patients with Fecal Incontinence Spain) - which is supported by the General Council of Nursing - through which they want to claim the "right to equity" in access to this tr regardless of the autonomy in which they reside. They are patients among those who are spinal cord injured, patients with spina bifida or multiple sclerosis, among others. The treatment is a transanal irrigation system, which, as explained by the surgeon of the Hospital La Paz of Madrid Pedro López, is the only one existing for those patients in which conventional therapies do not work. "The only option in these patients if we want to improve their incontinence is to get as long as possible that the left colon is free of stool and we're only going to get that with irrigation and it's proven in a multitude of studies," he said.