How much do you know about the urinary microbiota?

March 9, 2021

Information about the urinary microbiota is likely to modify the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urinary disorders. This review highlights the role of urinary microbiota in development of several lower urinary tract (LUT) functional disorders.

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Topics: Bladder management, Bladder dysfunction, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Challenges related to intermittent catherization

November 17, 2020

Prior to the LoFric Elle webinar in September, we had a great opportunity to talk to Susanne Vahr Lauridsen about the barriers related to intermittent catheterization and dignity. We also asked for her opinion on LoFric Elle’s potential to provide new opportunities for women facing challenges when performing IC.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Bladder dysfunction, dignity, Lofric Elle

Self-catheterization as a first-line treatment at the Emergency department

November 10, 2020

Patients with acute urinary retention are commonly given an indwelling catheter, thereby increasing risk of infection when compared to intermittent catheterization. A hospital in UK changed its practice and now uses self-catheterization as first-line management for patients presenting with acute urinary retention at the emergency department.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

It's estimated that about 40% of the pediatric urology consultations are related to bladder bowel dysfunction (BBD)

November 4, 2019

These symptoms of the lower urinary tract should be addressed early, as it may continue throughout adulthood, leading to significant morbidity.

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Topics: Science Alert, Bowel dysfunction, Bladder dysfunction

Dignity in healthcare

September 6, 2019

What does the word dignity really mean? A quick search online gives some direction: “Dignity is the right of a person to be valued and respected for their own sake, and to be treated ethically”. But we wanted a deeper understanding of what that means in practice and decided to discuss this topic with a group of nurses in UK.

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Topics: Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization, dignity