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

Does catheter choice matter? Three key features for better adherence

January 29 2019

Intermittent catheterisation is a therapy that comes with many barriers. Barriers sometimes prevent practicing intermittent catheterisation accurately and as a result the positive outcomes are lost.

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Topics: Science Alert, UTI, ISC, Catheterisation, SCi, Continence, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies