Hospitalizations drop by 20% after individuals start with Intermittent Catheterization

July 13, 2021

Studies on intermittent catheterization (IC) with larger samples sizes are rare and this study provides real-world evidence on IC use, which may be used to derive recommendations for improvement of care. This is among the first publications of a 3-year observation period including time before and after initial IC.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Bladder management, Health Economy, Intermittent Catheterization

Does Transanal irrigation effect gut microbiota?

April 13, 2021

Transanal irrigation's influence on gut microbiota could have a positive effect on the immune system and contribute to reduced UTIs.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Spina Bifida, Neurogenic bowel

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

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

The real risk factors for severe, febrile UTIs in SCI patients

May 13, 2020

In the current article the risk profiles are defined for frequent and/or severe febrile UTIs requiring hospital treatment. From the results obtained in this study a basic strategy for treatment of symptomatic infections is formulated.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI)