A brief history of urinary catheters
The word “catheter” comes from Greek, meaning “to let or send down.” Catheters were used as early as 3,000 B.C. to relieve painful urinary retention. In those times, many materials were used to form a hollow catheter shape, including straw, rolled up palm leaves, hollow tops of onions, as well as, gold, silver, copper, brass, and lead.
Intermittent catheterization should be performed in the presence of a residual urine volume and symptoms or complications arising from this residual volume of urine. Read More