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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.