Kurs Thema: Blase Nicht alle Katheter sind gleich

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  1. Friction and hydrophilic catheters

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    Urine often has a high concentration of particles and low content of water. This is referred to as high osmolality. Urine osmolality has a direct effect on catheter lubrication and plays an important role for people who use hydrophilic catheters. Catheters with a surface osmolality in balance with urine is key to reducing withdrawal friction.

  2. Hydrophilic catheters and lower risk of hematuria

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    A lubricated catheter is recommended to reduce damage to the urethra and lower the risk of hematuria which is a common complication. A cross-over study comparing different hydrophilic catheters showed an even lower frequency of hematuria in patients who chose LoFric.

  3. Hydrophilic catheters and reduced risk of UTI

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    Extensive studies support scientific literature claiming that use of hydrophilic catheters reduce urethral trauma and urinary tract infections. This in turn can minimize the need for antibiotics. Because of these benefits, we now know that hydrophilic catheters are one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent long term urological complications in general and UTI in particular.

  4. Long-term safety of intermittent catheterization

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    Single-use hydrophilic catheters were developed in the early eighties to address long-term complications of intermittent catheterisation seen when reusing plastic catheters with add-on lubrication. As reported by Wyndaele and Maes and Perrouin-Verbe et al.

  5. Behandlungsmoglichkeiten

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    Harnverhalt ist die Unfähigkeit, die Harnblase zu entleeren, wodurch eine Urinmenge zurückbleibt. Das kann zu Komplikationen führen. Wichtig ist zu wissen, dass auch dann ein Harnverhalt vorliegt, wenn die Blase zwar grundsätzlich noch entleert werden kann, aber eine zu hohe Restmenge in der Blase verbleibt.

  6. LoFric - a well-documented catheter

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    With more than 30 years on the market, LoFric has been used and documented in several ways. In addition to efficiently emptying the bladder, LoFric’s versatile use includes treatment and prevention of recurrent strictures, administration of chemotherapy by bladder instillation, and resolution of rare complications.