Clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC) is considered the method of choice for treating urinary retention as of neurologic origin.
Also, in multiple sclerosis (MS) the method is widely applied. Proper application needs sufficient hand function, possibility for proper positioning, sufficient sensation, cognitive function and as always the choice of the optimal material. The overall results are good. Specifically for MS patients more than average attention has to be given to training and follow-up in case of cognitive function impairment. Complications are acceptable with urinary tract infection having the highest incidence. MS being a progressive disease treatment possibly needs to be changed during follow-up.
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University Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium.
Reference: Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2014 Jul;57(5):315-20.