Gain insight into urology products such as catheters and read stories about urological health and other bladder related topics.
February 22, 2021 | Urology
Catheterization is recommended when a bladder does not completely empty on its own. It is to help preserve your health and prevent urinary tract infections. Reading these helpful tips and FAQs for catheterization can help you on your way to living out your best life.
November 13, 2020 | Urology
Prescribing catheterization to those with a neurogenic bladder or urinary tract issue occurs often. When catheterizing, if you do not empty your bladder properly, you can increase your risk of getting a urinary tract infection (UTI). We spoke with Cheryl Hutton, a wound, ostomy and continence nurse (WOCN) with CHC Solutions, Inc., to learn the signs of UTIs and how to reduce them.
October 20, 2020 | Urology
Urology for children with spina bifida is changing for the better. Today, these children are less likely to have issues with incontinence. The strategy behind this is to emphasize early catherization and preventive treatment to preserve both kidney and bladder function.
September 15, 2020 | Urology
A doctor might recommend intermittent catheterization for a patient when the bladder does not empty completely on its own. Intermittent catheterization drains urine from the bladder through a small tube inserted in the urethra.
September 8, 2020 | Urology
Millions of Americans have a kidney or urologic problem, according to the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America. These problems can range from urinary tract infections (UTIs), diabetic nephropathy and kidney stones to inflammation of the kidney and urinary incontinence.
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America provides multiple resources on its website for patients and caregivers.
August 18, 2020 | Urology
Those who use catheters are susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs) but intermittent catheterization should help most individuals avoid or reduce UTIs, according to Cheryl Hutton, a wound, ostomy and continence nurse (WOC nurse) with CHC Solutions, Inc.
May 13, 2020 | Urology
Teenagers and young adults unable to properly empty their bladder who use clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) don’t want to feel alone. So, the Boston Children’s Hospital’s departments of urology and psychology created something called the Self-Cathing Experience Journal.
May 11, 2020 | Urology
When someone develops a urinary tract infection (UTI), the linings of the bladder, urethra, ureter and kidneys may become red and swollen. While some older children might complain of pain in the low stomach area or back, many also will cry when they urinate, complain that it hurts to urinate or pass only a few drops.
March 19, 2020 | Urology
Bowel and bladder management can be distressing for a child with Spina Bifida. Staying clean is important to the child’s skin and well-being, as well as social acceptance. But what happens when that child is out of their home or typical environment overnight?
February 17, 2020 | Urology
If a woman needs assistance with self-catheterization, there are places they can turn. For one, they can visit https://www.saintlukeskc.org/health-library/discharge-instructions-self-catheterization-women.
January 2, 2020 | Urology
A catheter-associated urinary tract infection, or CAUTI, occurs when germs (usually bacteria) enter the urinary tract through a urinary catheter and cause infection. CAUTIs increase the rates of morbidity and mortality, and also affect healthcare costs and lengths of stay in healthcare facilities.
December 27, 2019 | Urology
Millions of Americans live with neurogenic bladders and have issues controlling their bladder, according to the Urology Care Foundation. Many, adults and children alike, use intermittent catheterization to help manage their conditions and maintain their lifestyles.
September 25, 2019 | Urology
Urology for children with Spina Bifida has changed, and is now less reactive to incontinence issues. The emphasis today is on early catherization and preventive treatment to preserve both kidney and bladder function.