Hassan's Remarkable Recovery

Posted by Helene Klasson, September 5 2017

The doctors attending to Hassan had not heard from him in a long time; with his extensive injuries and constant battling of infection, they feared the worse. But the most remarkable recovery had occurred. This is how it happened…

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Topics: Spinal cord injury, UTI, Intermittent Catheterization

Science Alert: Living with spinal cord injury – long-term perspective

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, May 30 2017

Intermittent catheterization seems to be key to improving quality of life when living with a spinal cord injury. New research has confirmed that the therapy can increase the number of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) by 93% and at the same time reduce urinary incontinence by 38%.

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Topics: Science Alert, Spinal cord injury, catheterization, Intermittent Catheterization

Science Alert: Catheterization – for instant relief and long-term use

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, May 2 2017

Catheterization is a therapy form with a long history, and its use for instant relief of urinary retention is not disputed. The classic case of urinary retention is often seen among men with an enlarged prostate. Less known is the prevalence of urinary retention among women.

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Topics: Science Alert, catheterization, Intermittent Catheterization

Science Alert: Intermittent Catheterization – An Old Technique With a New Twist

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, February 16 2017

Did you know that intermittent catheterization has been practiced since around 300 BC? The therapy certainly has deep roots involving a lot of innovative solutions, such as river reeds and onion stems for the catheter, and animal fat as lubrication.

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Topics: Science Alert, IC, Intermittent Catheterization