According to recently published US study as many as 18 complications can be avoided from the age of 40 until death when using hydrophilic catheters instead of non-coated catheters. This translates into savings of almost $10,000 per patient.
Sun Jung Oh et al present one of the largest cross-sectional, population based online surveys in the US with the aim to determine the prevalence and predictors of individuals seeking healthcare for their constipation and the use of and satisfaction with over-the-counter medications in treating constipation.
The use of non-coated urinary catheters (re-use catheters) is common in many countries, especially when the reimbursement system does not support the use of hydrophilic catheters.
This study represents a randomised controlled trial to compare transanal irrigation with posterior tibial nerve stimulation in the management of severe Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS).
Newly published data shows that multiple-reuse catheters pose a potential safety concern for people practicing intermittent catheterisation.