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Which type of indwelling urethral catheter for short-term catheterisation?

The recent blog by Sarah Chapman, aimed at nurses, reviews some of the evidence raised in Cochrane’s report on short-term catheterisation. In her blog, Sarah highlights the ineffectiveness of some catheters types in the reduction of CAUTI and also goes on to say that some, increase patient discomfort…

So is there an alternative?

Camstent are optimistic that the coating they are currently developing will address issues around infection and patient comfort. They aim to reduce biofilm formation on indwelling urinary catheters as this is regarded as a major component of the pathophysiology of catheter associated urinary tract infection (see http://iai.asm.org/content/78/10/4166.full). They are also very optimistic that their coating will will be exceptionally smooth and hope that through testing, they aim to demonstrate a reduction in insertion/withdrawal force in comparison to it’s un-coated counterpart.

If you are interested in Sarah’s blog, please visit (see Cochrane database of systematic reviews http://www.evidentlycochrane.net/category/about/)

In her blog, Sarah discusses current catheters and their performance against CAUTI, she states that
‘There is high quality evidence that silver alloy (antiseptic coated) catheters did not reduce the risk of symptomatic CAUTI, compared with standard catheters, and that there was a only a slight reduction with nitrofurazone-impregnated (antimicrobial-impregnated) catheters, possibly too small to be clinically important. In addition, nitrofurazone-impregnated catheters were associated with more discomfort. Both these types of impregnated catheter are more expensive than standard catheters’.
http://www.evidentlycochrane.net/short-term-catheterisati

Urological Catheters Market Demand and Growth 2017

Urological Catheters Market Demand and Growth 2017

According to Apex News, in Technavio’s forecast, the global urological catheters market to grow at a CAGR of 4.91% during the period 2017-2021. The report in the news item, answers these key questions: • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? • What are the key market […]
Material fact: Improvements in catheter material

Material fact: Improvements in catheter material

Interesting short article on the need for better CSF Shunt catheters The design concept discussed addresses the risks associated with shunt malfunction which is commonly a result of blockages or obstructions in the shunt system. See article in Plastic News https://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/material-fact/
Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance

Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance

The American Journal of Infection & Control have published a very interesting paper, ‘Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance’ in which the authors demonstrate very high levels of biofilm formation in all catheters but these vary on catheter type: Highlights •Biofilm based catheter associated urinary tract infection is now an […]
Which type of indwelling urethral catheter for short-term catheterisation?

Which type of indwelling urethral catheter for short-term catheterisation?

The recent blog by Sarah Chapman, aimed at nurses, reviews some of the evidence raised in Cochrane’s report on short-term catheterisation. In her blog, Sarah highlights the ineffectiveness of some catheters types in the reduction of CAUTI and also goes on to say that some, increase patient discomfort… So is there an alternative? Camstent are […]