Sometimes, one has medical conditions that make it necessary to use a catheter for long-term bladder management. While catheters may be uncomfortable and inconvenient at first, they can be very liberating once you get accustomed to them. It is also
Following prevention of biofilm formation on the urinary catheter in the first clinical studies and results from the two studies (HD1 and HD2) are presented.
Sound Waves Effectively Assist Tobramycin in Elimination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms In vitro
Low frequency vibrations assisted tobramycin in killing P. aeruginosa biofilms at sub-MIC. Thus, sound waves together with antibiotics are a promising approach in eliminating pathogenic biofilms.
Paralysis is a loss of muscle function in part of the body due to a breakdown of communication between the brain and the nerves that control the muscle. Some major causes of paralysis are stroke, spinal cord injury and multiple
What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is a condition where a person is unable to control his or her bladder, resulting in leaky or involuntary urination. While not a disease in itself, incontinence can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition.
If a person experiences bladder dysfunction, it can severely affect one’s independence, self-esteem and confidence, and in worse cases, suffer skin damage, urosepsis (infection of the blood) and poor kidney health. Fortunately, bladder dysfunction can be managed through the use of
Ideal Medical Solutions has announced the UK availability of UroShield, an advanced device which prevents painful Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs and could save the NHS millions of pounds each year. It’s estimated that each year, around 90,000 Britons are living
In double-blinded randomized control trial, of Uroshield, 55 patients in a skilled nursing facility chain who were being treated with long-term indwelling catheters were evaluated. There was a significant difference between the treated group and the placebo group in the
I do so appreciate having had the opportunity to trial the UroShield system over the last four months. As you know I have MS and have had a supra-pubic catheter in place for many years now and this non-intrusive and
A catheter is a thin tubular device that is inserted into the body to perform some medical function. Made from a range of pliable medical grade materials like silicone, rubber, nylon, polyurethane and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), catheters are inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel to