Being able to measure the sodium content in urine directly is the best way to intervene quickly in patients with intestinal failure, a high output stoma or short bowel. This can prevent dehydration or a too high moisture content. And with that even hospital admissions.
From the Radboud University Medical Center, Nursing Specialist Judith Beurskens together with colleagues Nicole Buters-Ambrosius Miranda van Berkel, Dr. Getty Huisman - de Waal and Geert Wanten research into the possibilities and benefits of sodium self-testing.
Read more about the first results and practical experiences in this article (PDF) that was recently published in Crohniek - the magazine of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.