Re-use catheters: Low price but high cost due to complications

August 5, 2020

Re-use catheters are still common in many countries, simply because of the lower price. But what's the cost in the long run when adding complications and quality of life factors into the equation?

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Topics: Health Economy, Intermittent Catheterization

Quality of life aspects of bladder and bowel dysfunction

July 28, 2020

Bladder and bowel interacts and have a significant impact on people’s quality of life and well-being. Many suffer in silence, too embarrassed to mention it to their doctor or nurse, often missing out on life improving treatment and coping strategies.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, quality of life

Reuse of urinary catheters poses a potential safety concern

July 14, 2020

Newly published data shows that multiple-reuse catheters pose a potential safety concern for people practicing intermittent catheterization

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Topics: Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), Intermittent Catheterization

How to treat LARS?

June 16, 2020

This study represents a randomized controlled trial to compare transanal irrigation with posterior tibial nerve stimulation in the management of severe Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS).

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS)

Antibiotics resistance in UTIs

June 3, 2020

Antibiotics are one of our most powerful tools for fighting life-threatening infections and their discovery has transformed human and animal health. However, antibiotic resistance (the ability of germs to defeat the drugs designed to kill them) is one of the greatest global public health challenges of our time.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Science Article