Frequently Asked Questions For Clinicians
Are there any side effects or contraindications?
No, UroShield is purely low-frequency ultrasound, which has a very high safety profile. If a patient can have ultrasound, they can have UroShield
Is the device fully licenced and/or CE marked?
Yes to both
Can it be used with any catheter?
Yes it is equally effective on urethral and suprapubic, it can be used with any make, material, length or shape of catheter
How long does it have to stay on for?
It needs to stay on all the time, except when bathing or showering
How long until I see results?
Results should be seen within 2 weeks but we recommend reviewing after 30 days
Is it discrete?
Yes, it is very easy to use and the battery pack and clip are very small, with a long wire to allow the battery pack to be stored wherever desired e.g. in a pocket
Can patients feel it?
No, the vibrations are so low-frequency, nothing will be felt so long as the clip is placed 4-6cm from entry point
Does it pull on the catheter?
No the clip is very light
Can it get wet?
The clip can but the battery pack cannot, simply detach the battery pack leaving the clip attached to the catheter; this is completely safe
How do you clean the device?
Simply with an alcohol or antiseptic wipe
Is it safe to wear the device while charging it?
Yes, the plug contains a transformer to convert the voltage into a low, safe voltage for the patient
Does it have to be attached to a new catheter?
The best results are seen when attached on a natural catheter change, we wouldn’t advise attaching to a catheter more than 3 days old
Can it be used with an active infection?
Yes, it is synergistic with antibiotics because it ensures the bacteria to be killed are not encapsulated in a biofilm
Will it just treat the one section it is attached to?
No, the waves propagate and travel longitudinally along the whole catheter surface
Will it just dislodge the biofilm and wash it around to infect the bladder?
No as it’ll be attached to a clean catheter without any of that; even if that were to occur the bacteria would no longer be encapsulated in a biofilm so would be killed by the immune system