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

Hospitalisations drop by 20% after individuals start with Intermittent Self Catheterisation

July 20 2021

Studies on intermittent self catheterisation (ISC) with larger sample sizes are rare. The study presented below provides real-world evidence on ISC use, which may be used to form recommendations for improvement of care. This is one of the first publications that presents results of a 3-year observation period (including the time before and after initiating ISC).

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), ISC, Self-catheterisation

Many health care professionals are unaware of the benefits and necessity of the Tiemann tip catheter

January 12 2021

The use of Tiemann tips for intermittent self catheterisation could benefit many patients with complex catheterisation needs and with the right education, health care professionals can enhance patient care and reduce the strain on health care resources by avoiding further complications.

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Topics: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), ISC, Self-catheterisation, BPH

Challenges related to intermittent self catherisation

December 4 2020

Prior to the LoFric Elle webinar in September, we had a great opportunity to talk to Susanne Vahr Lauridsen about the barriers related to intermittent self catheterisation (ISC) and dignity. We also asked for her opinion on LoFric Elle’s potential to provide new opportunities for women facing challenges when performing ISC.

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Topics: dignity, ISC, Self-catheterisation

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