Science Alert: Living with spinal cord injury – long-term perspective

May 30, 2017

Intermittent catheterization seems to be key to improving quality of life when living with a spinal cord injury. New research has confirmed that the therapy can increase the number of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) by 93% and at the same time reduce urinary incontinence by 38%.

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Topics: Science Alert, Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Science Alert: Bowel Function in Focus - Fecal Incontinence

May 23, 2017

Fecal incontinence (FI) is a debilitating condition with a significant health burden. Although it has great clinical relevance and a profound impact on quality of life, there is still not much known about how to effectively treat this condition. This may be due to the diversity of causes of fecal incontinence, but may also be due to the lack of clinical investigation into possible treatment therapies.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel management, Fecal incontinence

Science Alert: The end of CAUTI = the end of indwelling urinary catheter use?

May 17, 2017

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most common healthcare-associated infection and it has major cost implications for health services. It is a highly researched field with several new studies published every month covering prevention strategies and interventions.

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Topics: Science Alert, Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI)

Science Alert: Catheterization – for instant relief and long-term use

May 2, 2017

Catheterization is a therapy form with a long history, and its use for instant relief of urinary retention is not disputed. The classic case of urinary retention is often seen among men with an enlarged prostate. Less known is the prevalence of urinary retention among women.

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Topics: Science Alert, Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)