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Challenges of catheter associated urinary tract infection: is prevention better than cure?

Catheterisation is a common medical procedure in which a catheter (a hollow flexible tube) is inserted into the bladder in order to facilitate the drainage of urine. Catheters are usually passed into the bladder via the urethra, either to be...

Mediplus Catheter Exchange Kit

The dedicated guidewire assists in changing either urethral or suprapubic catheters. This provides greater confidence in placing the new catheter in the correct position. The kit includes: One Open Tip Foley Catheter One syringe filled with 10% Aqueous Glycerine Solution...

Ugo Fix Catheter Strap

The Ugo Fix Catheter Strap provides comfortable, secure fixation for patients with urethral catheters, suprapubic catheters and sheath systems. Available in a range of sizes and fully adjustable, the Ugo Fix Catheter Strap benefits from silicone technology. This ensures a...

Ugo Fix Gentle (catheter clip)

The Ugo Fix Gentle provides effective fixation at the bifurcation of the catheter, reducing pain and trauma caused by urethral friction. Created with skin-friendly silicone technology, the re-adhesive gel pad features a revolving clip - allowing the catheter to move...

Mediplus 2-Way Foley Silicone Catheter Kits

100% pure silicone, available in; 8Fr, 12Fr, 14Fr, 16Fr, 18Fr, closed tip and open tip variants. Integrated balloon reduces cuffing, providing better patient comfort during removal. Open tip and integrated balloon not available on the 8Fr. Set contains: One Foley...

NEW UltraSmooth Aqua ISC Catheter with Water Sachet

UltraSmooth Aqua Catheter with water sachet is an exciting new development from Peak Medical. The integral water sachet activates the hydrophilic coated catheter making it easy to use and ready to go. The staggered heat polished eyes provide an exceptionally...

NEW UltraSmooth Aqua Tiemann Tip Catheter with Water Sachet

Designed specifically for males the new UltraSmooth Aqua Tiemann Tip Catheter with water sachet has a curved, angled upward tip to assist in negotiating the upward bend in the male urethra. This feature also assists with the passage of the...

A Revolution in your hands: Wellspect launch innovative new female catheter

Wellspect have been innovators in catheterisation since developing the world’s first hydrophilic catheter. Now the Swedish company look to revolutionise the way women learn and perform intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC).

Mechanisms and prevention of catheterisation associated urethral injury (CAUI)

Urethral catheterisation is a common procedure performed by health professionals across different grades and specialties in a variety of clinical settings. An estimated 15-25% of hospitalised patients have a urinary catheter inserted during their inpatient stay and up to 13%...

Complications of CISC

Introduction Clean intermittent self catheterisation (CISC) was first introduced and popularised by Lapides in 1972. Since then its utilisation has become widespread and it is now commonly used throughout the world as the preferred means of facilitating complete and effective...

A guided guide to the guide wire

The use of guide wires has become a core skill utilised by urologists, especially within the field of endourology. The authors take us through the development of the guide wire and their current use in urology. The history The first...

Catheters and incontinence after radical prostatectomy: Preparing (but not scaring) men

Every year about 6000 men in the UK undergo radical prostatectomy (RP) for treatment of prostate cancer [1]. Despite surgical advances, RP continues to be associated with significant side-effects including urinary incontinence (UI) [2]. Immediately following removal of the urinary...