Continence care with high QOL(quality of life) for the aged.

At the time to select methods for continence care, doctors should consider not only scien- tific factors but also quality of life. Functions of lower urinary tract are storage and voiding. Urine is waste of human body, so it is essential to void urine perfectly in a view point of to keep homeostasis. All patients who have been using a indwelling urethral catheter for more than a few days have complicated urinary tract infection. A trick of increasing good points of urethral catheter is a use in a limited period. If patients who have lost voiding function can perform clean intermittent self-catheterization, they will be able to enjoy continence without infection.

Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine. 2017 Apr [Epub]

Yasuyuki Suzuki, Akira Furuta, Yusuke Koike