Almost two thirds (66%) of nurses in a US survey did not base their practice on clinical guidelines.

Oct 2, 2020 3:24:00 PM

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

Sep 22, 2020 8:11:53 AM

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: Catheterisation, Self-catheterisation, Health Economics

Reuse of urinary catheters poses a potential safety concern

Jul 31, 2020 8:50:00 AM

Newly published data shows that multiple-reuse catheters pose a potential safety concern for people practicing intermittent catheterisation.

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Topics: Catheterisation, ISC, Self-catheterisation

Which bladder management method is best for Urinary Tract Infection prevention

May 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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

Women and Intermittent Catheterisation

Jan 23, 2020 1:48:35 PM

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women’s health is a concern of high priority as women face greater difficulties in getting the healthcare they need... and we couldn't agree more.

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Topics: Women's Health, Clean Intermittent Catheterisation, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms