How use of urinary catheters after prostate surgery can affect outcomes

September 17 2021

Although urethral catheter placement is routine after surgical procedures of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), no guidelines inform the duration of catheter use.
Results from ratings provided by a multidisciplinary panel in the US offer guidance in decreasing practice variation thereby reducing postoperative risks and improving the consistency and quality of care for patients undergoing surgery.

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Topics: Enlarged Prostate, ISC, Catheterisation, BPH, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

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

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

Reuse of urinary catheters poses a potential safety concern

July 31 2020

Newly published data shows that multiple-reuse catheters pose a potential safety concern for people practicing intermittent catheterisation.

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Topics: ISC, Self-catheterisation, Catheterisation

Introducing Wellspect Wizard

November 27 2019

A new and convenient way to view LoFric clinical evidence.

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Topics: UTI, ISC, Catheterisation, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies