Intermittent Catheters

A Real-world Data Analysis of Intermittent Catheterization, Showing the Impact of Prelubricated Versus Hydrophilic Catheter Use on the Occurrence of Symptoms Suggestive of Urinary Tract Infections.

Systematic reviews have highlighted the lack of evidence on choosing the type of intermittent urinary catheter (IUC) with regard to the occurrence of urinary tract infections (UTIs).

To describe the incidence and frequency of symptoms suggestive of UTIs (ssUTIs) for prelubricated versus hydrophilic IUCs.

Effects of hydrophilic coated catheters on urethral trauma, microtrauma and adverse events with intermittent catheterization in patients with bladder dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Hydrophilic coated catheters are recommended to reduce the side effects of intermittent catheterization (IC) in patients with bladder dysfunction. However, there is lack of Level one evidence to support the use of this intervention.

[Evaluation of management of patients under clean intermittent cathteterization by general practitioners].

Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) is the method of choice for bladder emptying in patients having bladder emptying disorders, acquired or pharmacologically induced, whether it is neurologically related or not.

Differences in the incidence of urinary tract infections between neurogenic and non-neurogenic bladder dysfunction individuals performing intermittent catheterization.

To measure the incidence and severity of urinary tract infections (UTI) in intermittent catheter (IC) users with neurogenic and non-neurogenic diagnoses.

Administrative health insurance claims data from the IBM MarketScan® Database between January 1, 2015 and  December 31, 2019, were analyzed.

Urinary catheter use in patients with hip fracture: Are current guidelines appropriate? A retrospective review.

Guidelines for urinary catheterization in patients with hip fracture recommend limiting catheter use and using intermittent catheterization preferentially to avoid complications such as urinary tract infection (UTI) and postoperative urinary retention (POUR).

Does Intermittent Catheterization Compared to Indwelling Catheterization Decrease the Risk of Periprosthetic Joint Infection Following Total Knee Arthroplasty?

Catheterization for the prophylaxis against or treatment for urinary retention commonly occurs after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Recent studies have questioned the use of the indwelling catheterization, especially in its potential role as a nidus for infection.

Clean intermittent catheterization in long-term management of neurogenic bladder in spinal cord injury: Patient perspective and experiences.

Bladder dysfunction due to spinal cord injury has a significant impact on the overall health and quality of life of an individual. Clean intermittent catheterization is the gold standard for bladder management and is recommended due to having the lowest complication rate.

Management of complex ischial-urethral fistula in neurogenic patients performing clean intermittent self-catheterization.

Neurogenic patients performing clean-intermittent self-catheterization (CIC) may develop an urethral erosion, resulting in ischial-urethral fistulas (I-UF). In this work we present our single-center experience in dealing with this peculiar complication.

Urinary catheter management: what neurologists need to know.

Patients with neurological disorders often have lower urinary tract dysfunction, manifesting as urinary retention or urinary incontinence, and so commonly use catheters. Neurologists should therefore be aware of the different types of catheters and appliances and their risks, benefits and complications.

Intermittent catheter techniques, strategies and designs for managing long-term bladder conditions.

Intermittent catheterisation (IC) is a commonly recommended procedure for people with incomplete bladder emptying. Frequent complications are urinary tract infection (UTI), urethral trauma and discomfort during catheter use.

Results of the patient report of intermittent catheterization experience (price) study.

Patient satisfaction is paramount to health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) outcomes. High quality, quantitative data from the US describing patients' actual experiences, difficulties, and HR-QoL while on an intermittent self-catheterization (ISC) regimen is very scarce.

The impact of constant antibiotic prophylaxis in children affected by spinal dysraphism performing clean intermittent catheterization: a 2-year monocentric retrospective analysis.

Spinal dysraphism (SD) is a general term used to refer to developmental abnormalities of the spine that involves many clinical conditions including myelomeningocele (MMC). In these patients, neurogenic bladder (NB) is a common and predisposing factor for renal damage; the most frequently used approach to manage this situation is based on clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) and anticholinergic drugs.

Barriers affecting patient adherence to intermittent self-catheterisation.

Intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) is now considered the standard of care for most patients with neurological conditions and associated lower urinary tract disorders. Numerous societies, led by the International Continence Society, are in agreement on the effectiveness of ISC.

Troubleshooting of failed continence mechanisms in the ileocecal pouch: Operative technique and long-term results of the intussuscepted ileal nipple valve.

To provide a detailed step-by-step operative technique, and to report on long-term functional and metabolic outcomes in secondary continence mechanisms in the form of secondary intussuscepted ileal nipple valves in revisional surgery of ileocecal pouches.

A biomimetic urethral model to evaluate urinary catheter lubricity and epithelial micro-trauma.

The standard method of evaluating the lubricity of intermittent urinary catheters with coefficient of friction (CoF) testing is not physiologically relevant, while there is also a dearth of published research on catheter-associated urethral micro-trauma.

Vesico-cutaneous fistula: A modified technique for intermittent catheterization in children with impaired bladder function.

Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) is fundamental in managing children with impaired bladder function. However, it is not always feasible via the native urethra predominately males with intact sensation.

Comparison of risk of anticholinergic utilization for treatment of neurogenic bladder between in utero or postnatal myelomeningocele repair.

In utero myelomeningocele (MMC) repair has resulted in significant decrease in need for shunt-dependent hydrocephalus, however its impact on bladder function remains less clear. Neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) due to MMC can be addressed with combination of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) and anticholinergic (AC) therapy to minimize its effect on bladder function and upper urinary tract.

Urinary catheterization from 1997 to 2018: a Dutch population-based cohort.

Our aim was to evaluate the use of indwelling, intermittent and external urinary catheters in neurogenic and non-neurogenic bladder patients in the Netherlands from 1997 to 2018.

Data were retrieved from a population-based cohort containing information about the extramural use of medical devices in the insured population in the Netherlands.

The burden of illness in initiating intermittent catheterization: an analysis of German health care claims data.

Intermittent catheterization (IC) is a common medical technique to drain urine from the bladder when this is no longer possible by natural means. The objective of this study was to evaluate the standard of care and the burden of illness in German individuals who perform intermittent catheterization and obtain recommendations for improvement of care.

Determinants and impact of the time to perform clean intermittent self-catheterization on patient adherence and quality of life: A prospective observational study.

To measure the time required to perform clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC) in daily life and to assess its impact on adherence and quality of life.

Patients performing CISC for more than 1 month were invited to participate.

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