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

Which bladder management method is best for Urinary Tract Infection prevention

May 15 2020

Given the great variability in the definitions used to diagnose Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), this review will aid in providing an overview of the joint clinical evidence between the different bladder management methods with regard to UTI risk.

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Topics: UTI, ISC, Self-catheterisation, CIC, CAUTI

Science Alert: Intermittent catheterisation – A multi-purpose therapy

September 25 2017

At first glance, assisted urine voiding through catheterisation may seem like an unnatural thing. If, however, the evidence surrounding intermittent catheterisation (a more technical name for it) is studied, it becomes clear that this is indeed something useful. New research reveals that intermittent catheterisation is a central part of many treatment regimens. In this month’s Science Alert we look into some of them.

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Topics: Science Alert, ISC, Catheterisation, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, CAUTI

Science Alert: Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) – Success Stories

September 8 2017

New success stories are being published every month on how to reduce the burden of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

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Topics: Science Alert, ISC, Spinal Cord Injury, Catheterisation, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, CAUTI

Science Alert: Urinary tract infection (UTI) – Invincible or possible to defeat?

June 30 2017

The battle against urinary tract infections (UTIs) is on. UTIs are a heavy burden for many: the healthcare system, society and, not least, the individual.

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Topics: Science Alert, ISC, Catheterisation, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies, CAUTI