The Alternative to Antibiotics
through Prevention of Catheter Associated UTIs
UroShield - Reducing Catheter Associated Infections
UroShield uses breakthrough ultrasound nano-technology to prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in patients with long-term indwelling urinary catheters
See how UroShield works
UroShield is a small, external medical device that has been developed to prevent bacterial biofilm formation on both urethral and suprapubic catheters by means of low-frequency/low-intensity ultrasound waves that it generates.
The action of the ultrasonic waves on the surfaces of the catheter interfere with the attachment of bacteria, prevent infections developing, reduce catheter encrustations and blockages and decrease or eliminate the need for antibiotics. In addition, UroShield decreases the pain, discomfort and spasm associated with indwelling urinary catheters. All these characteristics make UroShield a breakthrough device to prevent or treat catheter related harm.
Leading UK Urologist Mr Chris Ogden Discusses UroShield
Leading UK Urologist, Mr Chris Ogden, gives insight into life with a catheter and the host of associated complications. These include recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, catheter blockages, bladder spasms, and catheter-related pain and discomfort. He discusses the current treatments available, and the evidence from recent UroShield trials which show a significant reduction in infections in those patients suffering from recurrent UTIs. Mr Ogden mentions how NHS trust across the country continue to use and evaluate the device, and in turn patients are experiencing an increase in quality of life.
NICE publish a Medtech Innovation Briefing on UroShield
NICE publish ‘Medtech Innovation Briefing [MIB191]’ titled ‘UroShield for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections’.
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UroShield is revolutionising catheter care, supporting the prevention of Catheter-Associated UTIs in patients with long-term indwelling catheters.
Living with a long-term catheter can cause many problems such as recurrent UTIs, blockages, encrustation, pain and bladder spasms which often result in courses of antibiotics. UroShield is delivering outstanding outcomes for patients in clinical studies and now in hospitals across the UK, with some cases described as ‘life-changing’.
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UroShield is the first medical device that has been developed to succesfully interfere with the attachment of bacteria, prevent the formation of biofilm, increase antibiotic efficacy and decrease the pain and discomfort associated with urinary catheter use. It can be used with any type of indwelling urinary catheter regardless of material or coating.
We invite you to try the system for yourself with our 30-day CAUTI challenge. You can see for yourself the reduction in hospital admissions, infections and blockages, antibiotic prescriptions, bladder washouts and catheter changes while patients experience an increase in their quality of life.
UroShield is available direct from our online shop at the top of the page, patients should check they are eligible for UroShield in our Patient Zone and consult with their GP prior to purchasing a device.
For clinicians interested in our 30 Day CAUTI Challenge please enquire at the bottom of the page or under our ‘contact us’ tab.
UroShield is available direct from our Online Shop at the top of the page, patients should check they are eligible for UroShield in our Patient Zone and consult with their GP prior to purchasing a device.
For clinicians interested in our 30-day CAUTI Challenge please enquire at the bottom of the page or under our “Contact Us” tab.
The Cost of CAUTI and the Impact of UroShield
CAUTI have a huge impact financially and on resources across our healthcare system.
Below are examples of factors the UroShield could dramatically help with.
The cumulative rate of bacteriuria per day of a fitted catheter, therefore by day 20 EVERY patient with a catheter will have some form of bacterial infection.
reduction of E. coli bloodstream infections. This is the target set by NHS improvement to achieve by 2021. BSI's are potentially life-threatening infections which according to recent studies may contribute to 5,500 annual deaths, reportedly costing the NHS 2.3 billion per annum.
of bloodstream infections are caused by E. coli, which is one of the most common bacteria to cause UTIs. E. coli was responsible for over 35,000 BSIs in 2016 and growing, and predicted to be responsible for 60,000 BSIs by 2020.
of bloodstream infections are due to UTIs, therefore we are able to almost halve BSIs by the prevention of UTIs. Over 50% E. coli BSIs originate from the urogenital tract. UroShield has been shown to help prevent Catheter Associated UTIs so could have a huge role in halving BSIs.
Please see below for the latest articles and news updates
Living with an indwelling urinary catheter during COVID-19 If living with a catheter is not problematic enough, combining this with managing your life during a pandemic may be the last straw. One can get used to wearing a catheter, there is a routine and certain expectations as to your quality of life. It need not be a huge obstacle to living a normal life, a little thought and care is all that is required. However, there is one situation that can seriously upset the harmony of life you have painstakingly managed to achieve: an infection or a blockage, both of which can be caused by bacteria known as CAUTI (catheter associated urinary tract infection). Biofilm may start to build up. This biofilm is linked to your urine's calcium and pH levels. Infections and blockages are quite common, particularly for those with a long-term urethral or supra pubic indwelling catheters. These complications are usually followed by a ‘by-pass’ or going into urinary retention. As you know, this experience is not pleasant in the slightest and can be very painful. Typically, you would make a call to your doctors’ surgery to arrange for your catheter to be changed. In some cases, you may have to stay
Is drinking Cranberry juice to prevent and treat urinary tract infections (UTI’s) just a myth? This Article provides some insight into Urinary Tract Infections, and the debate as to whether Cranberry Juice helps with UTI’s! We will also cover the risk factors, complications and most importantly the treatment options available. For those people who are living with a long term indwelling catheter and CAUTI (catheter associated urinary tract infections) a breakthrough treatment is now available to safeguard you against many of the complications you can experience. Urinary tract infections can be very serious for anyone but especially if you have an indwelling catheter. UTI’s are caused by bacteria that enter the urethra (the urethra is a duct that moves urine out of the bladder) and infect a part of the urinary tract. They can also affect the bladder or even progress to the kidney, causing more serious problems. Causes of UTI’s Pregnancy Conditions that block the urinary tract – such as kidney stones Conditions that make it difficult to fully empty the bladder – such as an enlarged prostate gland in men and constipation in children Urinary catheters (a tube in your bladder used to drain urine) Having a weakened immune system – for example, from
I’ve used UroShield for a year and a half now and it has absolutely changed my life. I’m not having the fortnightly infections, I have energy again, I’m able to get out and about the house in my chair and it’s even helped with my bladder spasms. This small piece of equipment is essential to me and my wellbeing. Female (50-65), Surrey