Newly published data shows that multiple-reuse catheters pose a potential safety concern for people practicing intermittent catheterisation.
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.
As a part of our urinary system, the bladder is responsible for many important body functions, such as waste elimination and blood regulation. A functioning bladder should be able to both store and void urine. However, sometimes this functionality is interrupted by damage.
Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). In fact, UTIs are still among the leading causes of death in people with a neurogenic bladder who experience on average 2 UTI events every year.