Science Alert: Intermittent catheterization for Bladder management – can infections be avoided?

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, January 30, 2018

Intermittent catheterization is today a first choice therapy for people with neurogenic or non-neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction related to incomplete bladder emptying. In recent years, the evidence for the safety of catheter reuse has been debated. 

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)

Science Alert: Using cranberry to prevent urinary tract infection (UTI) – an old remedy with new clinical evidence

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, January 2, 2018

The Cochrane review from 2013 by Jepson et al. 2013 was unable to recommend cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infection (UTI). They furthermore identified a lack of evidence for the efficacy of other cranberry preparations (such as powders). New studies are, however, continuously added to the total weight of clinical evidence and the latest examples suggest that there may be benefits in this traditional remedy.

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Topics: Science Alert, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)