Aims: In neurourology, the choice of catheter is of paramount importance. At the time of our study, no simple validated questionnaire has been published, evaluating patient satisfaction with the use of urinary catheters.
Patient performance of clean intermittent self-catheterization is a crucial component of the management of incomplete bladder emptying, which can arise from a variety of conditions.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the most effective and cost effective type of catheter for patients performing intermittent self catheterisation in the community.
BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - Pinder and colleagues describe the development and validation of the Intermittent Self-Catheterization Questionnaire (ISC-Q).
BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - This is a very comprehensive review for clinicians who teach men intermittent self-catheterization (ISC).
BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - Shaw and Logan have researched quality of life in men and women performing intermittent self-catheterization (ISC), and this article adds to their body of published research.
BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - This study was a non-blinded, randomized, multicenter, two-way, crossover study with two treatment periods of 6 weeks, in patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction (n=125) who were performing intermittent self-catheterization (ISC).
BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - This was a retrospective electronic chart review of male veterans, managed by the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, who had been performing clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) for at least 3 months.
BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - Despite the lack of evidence, it has always been assumed that the “no touch” catheterization system decreases the risk for infection and increases comfort for caregivers (nurses and nurse students) performing catheterization.
BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - This is a pilot study that used cross-sectional survey design to study various complications, adherence, and health-related quality of life in community dwelling men and women who have been using clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC) for two months or more.
Purpose: Intermittent self catheterization (ISC) is the recommended standard treatment for patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction. However standard intermittent catheters can be unwieldy, difficult to use and carry discreetly; this can influence the patient's ability to perform catheterization efficiently, discretely and in privacy, and therefore affect the patient's quality of life. The objective was to evaluate whether the compact and discrete design of the compact catheter improves the quality of life for ISC users compared with standard catheters.
Purpose: Typically performed several times a day, intermittent catheterization (IC) is considered a generally safe and effective method for emptying the bladder and can be used on a short or long term basis as needed.
Aims: To determine which method of intermittent urinary catheterization, sterile with a catheterization-set or the no-touch method, offers the most advantages for caregivers in a hospital setting.
Background: Management of bladder function is important in rehabilitation of spinal injury. Failure to comply with bladder management techniques, such as intermittent catheterisation, can have long-term consequences leading to renal failure. It is important, therefore, that spinal injured people adapt to the therapy at an early stage, but there is little research aimed at exploring patient experiences of ISC.
Purpose: To examine barriers, complications, adherence, and health-related quality of life in people using clean intermittent catheterization (CIC).
Aim: We aimed to examine the social impact of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) on children with a neurogenic bladder and to compare the impact of urethral CIC with Mitrofanoff catheterization.
Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) is considered the method of choice for bladder emptying when neurological or non-neurological causes make normal voiding impossible or incomplete.
Background: Intermittent catheterization, often performed by the users themselves and known as intermittent self-catheterization (ISC), has become the gold standard treatment for people with chronic urinary retention. To date, there are no validated patient-reported outcome measures for individuals who rely on ISC that focus on ISC-related quality of life and can help health care professionals and catheter users to optimize long-term ISC care.
Since the early 1970s intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) has become increasingly popular and is now considered the method of choice for draining retained urine from the bladder and to treat urethral strictures in men.