Intermittent Catheters

Translation and Validation of the Intermittent Catheterization Difficulty Questionnaire (ICDQ) into Greek.

Clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC) is a safe and effective alternative to managing incomplete bladder emptying in patients afflicted with neurogenic bladder conditions. The Intermittent Catheterisation Difficulty Questionnaire (ICDQ) is a validated questionnaire concerning the assessment of catheter use and patient difficulties during CISC.

Patient Support Program and Healthcare Resource Utilization in Patients Using Clean Intermittent Catheterization for Bladder Management.

The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a patient-centered, chronic care self-management support program of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) on emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations within the first 30 days of starting CIC.

Indications and Outcomes for Intermittent Catheterization following Bulbar AUS Cuff Placement.

To evaluate the functional and surgical impact of CIC protocols in men with a bulbar AUS in place. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and poor bladder emptying are both sequelae of prostate cancer treatment, though there is sparse data to guide concomitant management.

Analysis of factors affecting permanent clean intermittent catheterization and bladder function after primary neurosurgical repair of lipomyelomeningocele.

This study was conducted to identify potential risk factors for permanent clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) and incontinence in patients with lipomyelomeningocele (LMMC) and evaluate how LMMC affects bladder function prognosis, measured by urodynamic (UD) score.

UTI assessment tool for intermittent catheter users: a way to include user perspectives and enhance quality of UTI management.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are among the most severe complications for users of intermittent catheterisation (IC), with numerous risk factors contributing to their occurrence. The aim of this study was to develop a tool to assess UTI risk factors among IC users in a systematic way that considers the perspective of the individual user.

Impact of early self-clean intermittent catheterization in orthotopic ileal neobladder: prospective randomized study to evaluate functional outcomes, continence status and urinary tract infections.

Urinary diversions after radical cystectomy (RC) have a significant impact on quality of life and body image. Particularly for orthotopic neobladder (ONB), the rate of continence, urinary retention and urinary tract infections can impact on patient's quality of life.

Adoption of Single-Use Clean Intermittent Catheterization Policies Do Not Appear to Effect Genitourinary Outcomes in a Large Spinal Cord Injury Cohort.

In April 2008, Medicare amended their policy for clean intermittent catheter (CIC), increasing coverage from 4 re-used catheters per month to up to 200 single-use catheters. The primary reason for the policy change was an assumed decrease in risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) with single-use 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 coatedĀ cathetersĀ 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.

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