Science Alert: Men’s Health – Urethral Stricture Disease

February 28, 2017

Urethral stricture is a medical condition that mainly affects men. It can restrict urinary flow due to a narrowing of the urethra, and the causes can include trauma or inflammation.

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Topics: Science Alert, Men's Health, Urethral Strictures

Science Alert: Spinal Cord Injury – beyond the injury

February 21, 2017

Health problems are common after a spinal cord injury and they have been found to have a great impact on day to day life. A recent publication describes the extent of this impact and also lists the most frequent problems, such as bladder and bowel regulation.

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Topics: Science Alert, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Science Alert: Intermittent Catheterization – An Old Technique With a New Twist

February 16, 2017

Did you know that intermittent catheterization has been practiced since around 300 BC? The therapy certainly has deep roots involving a lot of innovative solutions, such as river reeds and onion stems for the catheter, and animal fat as lubrication.

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Topics: Science Alert, Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)

Science Alert: Prevention of CAUTI - Restricted indwelling catheter use

February 7, 2017

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a hassle and a great contributor to the wide spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Recent research shows that inappropriate use of urethral indwelling catheters in hospitals is one main reason behind CAUTIs.

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Topics: Science Alert, Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI)

Science Alert: Management of the neurogenic bladder – now and then

February 1, 2017

Lower urinary tract symptoms are common after nerve damage and a new review summarizes the treatment forms and reasons behind it in patients with Parkinson disease. One of the treatment options available is intermittent catheterization.

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Topics: Science Alert, Neurogenic bladder