UroShield from a patient’s perspective
“Since using UroShield I haven’t had one UTI” – a female patient in Surrey.
People who struggle with passing urine have been able to benefit from the insertion of a urinary catheter – a flexible hollow tube which is passed into the bladder to drain urine. however, as advantageous as these catheters are, the longer a catheter is inserted within the bladder, the higher the risk of contracting a urinary tract infection (UTI). Research conducted in the UK has even indicated that catheters cause 250,000 serious infections every year and result in up to £500m in healthcare costs. According to NICE guidelines, a single episode of a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) can cost an average of £1,968.
The good news is, UroShield can help. A compact and nonintrusive device, UroShield uses ultrasound nanotechnology to prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) in patients with long-term indwelling or suprapubic catheters. How it works is, it transmits low-frequency surface acoustic waves onto the catheter used. These waves disrupt the build-up of bacteria and prevent biofilm formation – a phenomenon responsible for the majority of CAUTIs. You can also follow this link “How does UroShield work” to read more about it.
Backed by a wealth of science and data, UroShield has shown to reduce CAUTIs dramatically and greatly enhance the lives of patients with catheters in the UK – as reflected by many highly complementary testimonials of UroShield patients across England.
In this article, we aim to highlight a few remarkable stories from patients who benefited from UroShield.
How UroShield helps a male patient (age group 60-75) in Surrey
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects one’s brain and spinal cord, which can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control and other bodily functions. This particular patient has MS and has had a suprapubic catheter for many years. Thanks to UroShield, this patient is happy to report the tremendous benefits, “… no catheter blockages, no UTIs, no weekly bladder washouts by a District Nurse which often resulted in yet another catheter change, no ambulance trips to A&E, no longer on any prophylactic antibiotics – not to mention giving me peace of mind and boosting my confidence.”
You can read his full testimonial here.
How UroShield helps a female patient (age group 55-65) in Scotland
An equivalent and positive lifestyle change has also been seen in a tetraplegia patient, Melanie Reid, who has been infection-free since the insertion of the device. In the past, Reid had been plagued with regular bladder infections every six weeks to two months, which prompted her to switch to open-tipped catheters and saw the frequency of infection going down; but best of all, during the six months she used UroShield, she was completely free of CAUTIs.
“… it’s just great to have a medical advance like this after years of nothing happening with bladders and infection. The good thing is it’s non-invasive. I wish it success and hope the NHS takes it up. If one device keeps one person out of hospital for one night for emergency IV antibiotics for potential urosepsis, it’s paid for itself.”
You can read her full testimonial here.
How UroShield helps a male patient (age group 80-90) in Essex
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive condition that affects the brain and nerves. It has no cure but there are treatments to help reduce the impact of MND. For this particular patient, MND has left him double incontinent, resulting in a permanent catheter and accordingly, regular UTIs and blockages. The children of this patient opted to fit their father with UroShield and since then, they can see how UroShield has helped to massively improve their father’s quality of life, as well as reducing stress, worry and strain on the family members.
“Without any doubt, it has massively improved our Dad’s quality of life, has reduced pain and strain on his well-being, and to be very honest, has reduced stress, worry and strain on my brother, I and the rest of the family. I am unable to comment on the financial saving of costs to the hospital, but in simple terms, one inpatient say in hospital must cost far more than a year of this simple piece of equipment.”
You can read the full testimonial here.
UroShield can offer you a better quality of life
The benefits of UroShield are manifold – and this simple yet innovative device has improved the quality of life for many patients around the UK, as seen by the testimonials above and also on the patient stories page.
The reliance on antibiotic treatment, for many CAUTI sufferers in particular, is a global crisis. As well as increasing the patients’ immunity to antibiotic agents, biofilm-associated infections are commonly less prone to respond well to antibiotic treatments. UroShields’ presence in the medical world has drastically reduced the number of antibiotics required to inhibit bacterial growth – therefore lessening the need for repeated patient exposure.
If you would like to know more about UroShield and what it can do for you, get in touch on 020 8773 7844 or fill out our Online Form.
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