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

Travel tips: Spread your wings and fly with me!

Posted by Kissinger Deng, December 8 2016

Having suffered a SCI at age 16, Kissinger Deng knows the pitfalls involved in flying as a wheel chair user. A Paralympian, he flies often as the goal keeper for the Oslo Sledge Hockey team. Here he shares his tips for a hassle-free travel experience.

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Topics: CIC, catheterization, travel, Kissinger Deng

5 ways to prevent catheter-associated UTI

Posted by Helene Klasson, January 13 2016

If you feel a burning pain when you pee, you might have a bladder infection. Most people who use catheters have experienced this unwelcome condition at least once, and it's tiresome to know that you most likely will get another one later on. 

But there are ways to avoid UTIs. Here are the best tips from some real experts— the European Association of Urology Nurses.

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Topics: Catheter, UTI, CIC, Stop UTI, catheterization, enCATHopedia, users, CAUTI's