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The History of the Urinary Catheter

The History of the Urinary Catheter Since the late 20th century, the word “catheter” has taken the world by storm. It revolutionized the way people suffering from a plethora of conditions have lived their lives and established itself as a multi-billion dollar industry. Because of this industry’s recent ascension to...

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Straight vs Coudé Catheters

Straight and Coudé Catheters One step in finding the right catheter for you is deciding between straight and coudé catheters. Depending on your body, one may work better for you than the other. It's important to note that the tip is the only difference between the two, which is either...

Holiday Foods for a Healthy Urinary Tract

Healthy Holidays Food for Urinary Tract Health Published 2019/09/23 The indulgent holiday season has officially begun. While we all want to enjoy the treats that the season has to offer, ensure your Urinary Tract health is not neglected by staying mindful of the foods and drinks you are consuming.  ...

5 Bladder-Friendly Swaps To Try This Holiday Season

5 Bladder-Friendly Swaps to Try This Holiday Season Published 2019/12/01 There are lots of things in our everyday diet that can irritate the bladder. From alcohol to citrus fruits to cranberry juice, these seemingly healthy ingredients can lead to discomfort and bladder control problems. During the holiday period, it can...

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Top 5 Healthy Self-Catheterization Tips

Top 5 Healthy Self-Catheterization Tips Clean self-catheterization is regularly practised by people with urinary retention, neurogenic bladder, or who have undergone urinary diversion surgeries.Although intermittent catheters give people with bladder dysfunctions greater mobility and independence, it is still associated with complications such as CAUTI (catheter-associated UTI), hematuria, and urethral stricture.To...

7 Ways To Prevent CAUTIs When Traveling

7 Ways To Prevent CAUTIsWhen Traveling Published 2017/07/30 Travelling can be stressful for those who regularly self-catheterize. What if you can’t find bathrooms and hand-washing stations? What if you get a CAUTI (catheter-associated UTI) on the road and can’t access medical care quickly? This article talks about 7 ways to prevent CAUTI...