Science Alert - November 2016

November 11 2016

November's highlight article describes the outcome of a health-economic evaluation, comparing hydrophilic-coated with non-coated catheters for intermittent catheterization. The study uses computer modeling to simulate a population with life-long intermittent catheter use.

The results show that from the age of 40, the life-long use of hydrophilic-coated instead of non-coated catheters avoids on average 18 complications per patient and reduces healthcare costs by $10,184 per patient. This translates into a quality of life gain of 0.55 quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs).

PLUS, we also have special features on Women's Health and Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder.

November Publication and Article Summary includes...

  • Long-term management of luminal urethral stricture in women
  • Intermittent self-catheterisation for urolgical problems caused by FGM
  • The benefits of a (Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder) nurse-led clinic in improving outcomes of patients with pelvic floor disorders
  • The management of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction after spinal cord injury.

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November 2016 Science Alert


Topics: Science Alert, MS, UTI, TAI, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Spinal Cord Injury, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, FGM