December's highlight article describes the results from an observational clinical study that followed 22 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) for a period of 16 weeks. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the food supplement D-mannose would be feasible and safe for use as a prophylactic treatment for recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI).
November's highlight article describes the outcome of a health-economic evaluation, comparing hydrophilic-coated with non-coated catheters for intermittent catheterization. The study uses computer modeling to simulate a population with life-long intermittent catheter use.
The results show that from the age of 40, the life-long use of hydrophilic-coated instead of non-coated catheters avoids on average 18 complications per patient and reduces healthcare costs by $10,184 per patient. This translates into a quality of life gain of 0.55 quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs).
In October's Science Alert our Medical Affairs Team present a highlight article titled Intermittent catheterisation: why it should be taught within a community setting.
In September's Science Alert our Medical Affairs Team present a highlight article titled Long-Term Cost Effectiveness of Transanal Irrigation in Patients with Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction.
In July's Science Alert our Medical Affairs Team present a highlight article titled Profile and costs of secondary conditions resulting in emergency department presentations and readmission to hospital following traumatic spinal cord injury (Gabbe and Nunn 2016).