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

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