Reducing complications and improving quality of care after prostate surgery: how use of urinary catheters effects outcome
September 14, 2021
Although urethral catheter placement is routine after surgical procedures of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), no guidelines inform duration of catheter use.
Results from ratings provided by a multidisciplinary panel offer guidance in decreasing practice variation thereby reducing postoperative risks and improving the consistency and quality of care for patients undergoing surgery.
Topics: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
Storage and voiding symptoms often coexist, affecting up to 59% of individuals with MS. These clinical manifestations impact quality of life and are often associated with depressive symptoms, loss of work productivity, poor sleep quality and, in general, a deterioration in overall health. Problems related to micturition impede many people with MS from fully participating with family, friends and the community.Read More
Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), Bladder dysfunction, Multiple Sklerose (MS)
Science Alert: Intermittent catheterization for Bladder management – can infections be avoided?
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.Read More
Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC), Neurogenic bladder, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)