We are all human beings but let’s face it, our anatomy is not the same. Men and women experience gender-specific challenges when it comes to urological complications and there are differences that need to be taken into account when addressing these problems.
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.
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.