Does catheter choice matter? Three key features for better adherence

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, December 14, 2018

Intermittent catheterization is a therapy that comes with many barriers. Barriers sometimes prevent practicing intermittent catheterization accurately and as a result the positive outcomes are lost.

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)

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

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

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, 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: The end of CAUTI = the end of indwelling urinary catheter use?

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, 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

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, 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)