Self-catheterisation as a first-line treatment at the Emergency department

November 26 2020

Patients with acute urinary retention are commonly given an indwelling catheter, thereby increasing risk of infection when compared to intermittent catheterisation. A hospital in the UK changed its practice and now uses self-catheterisation as first-line management for patients presenting with acute urinary retention in the emergency department.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheterisation, CAUTI

Functional constipation affects the QoL of children

October 16 2020

This review underscores the negative impact of constipation on children’s well-being and identifies factors associated with lower health-related quality of life in children.

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Topics: TAI, Transanal Irrigation, Children

Almost two thirds (66%) of nurses in a US survey did not base their practice on clinical guidelines.

October 2 2020

Intermittent Self catheterisation (ISC) is frequently used to manage lower urinary tract dysfunctions, but research shows that care for patients using ISC may not always be based on evidence. The purpose of this review was to summarise evidence related to adherence to ISC, complication rates, satisfaction with ISC, and its effect on health-related quality of life.

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Topics: ISC, Self-catheterisation

US study: Health benefits and cost-savings using hydrophilic catheters

September 22 2020

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.

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Topics: Self-catheterisation, Catheterisation, Health Economics

Let's talk about constipation...

September 4 2020

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.

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