Any catheter that is inserted into the bladder and is allowed to remain inside is called an indwelling catheter. A Foley catheter is a special type of indwelling catheter and it is also the most popular type of indwelling catheter. Most people use the term Foley and indwelling interchangeably. Foley catheters have a balloon attached [...]Read More
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In order to appreciate the functioning of the straight catheter tip, we must know the process of catheterization in detail. Catheterization is the process of draining excess urine from the bladder by use of external equipment. People suffering from certain medical/physical disorders might require catheterization. For instance, those with an enlarged prostate or those who [...]Read More
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A coude catheter is basically a type of catheter in which the tip is bent. The word “Coude” is French for bent. There are certain ways in how a coude (curved) catheter tip works over a straight tip. Moreover, using a coude (curved) catheter tip requires more skill than does a straight one. Hence, it [...]Read More
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Catheter tips play an important role in deciding the functionality and the usability of a catheter. Over the years, catheter manufacturers have perfected the art of producing catheters. Catheters have been modified and tweaked to such an extent over the years, that today, one can find a catheter for almost every specific disorder. While the [...]Read More
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Urethral catheterization is a common medical procedure and requires draining excess urine from the bladder with external aid. One might be required to undergo urethral catheterization for a number of reasons: for medical tests, to normalize the pressure inside the bladder due to certain medical conditions or to instill medication in the renal organs. There [...]Read More
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Men are usually more sensitive and privy about their incontinence problems as compared to women and companies have taken note of this by coming up with highly customized male catheters. External condom catheters are the best examples of such “tweaking” by catheter manufacturers. While most catheter types have been customized to suit the particular needs [...]Read More
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Incontinence can be different in men and women and the urological differences can lead to different types of catheters for men and women. Symptoms, treatment and catheterization are, therefore, different in both men and women. While the fundamental principals on which urinary catheters work are the same for both men and women, there are subtle [...]Read More
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If you have been recommended catheterization by your physician, you must know about the intermittent catheter supplies you would require. You would also do well to understand the functions of these supplies to appreciate their utility better. In this write up, we look at some of the most important intermittent catheter supplies that you would [...]Read More
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An intermittent catheter is a single-use, silicone based catheter ideal for those patients who require catheterization for short durations. Intermittent catheter is a type of an insertion catheter, but using intermittent catheters is slightly less painful as compared to indwelling catheters and can decrease the probability of contracting an UTI. Intermittent catheterization is considered to [...]Read More
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There are many reasons as to why one might require catheterization and understanding types of urinary catheters can go a long way in ensuring that you are well-equipped to make the right choice when required. There are three broad types of urinary catheters: intermittent, indwelling and external catheters. Each of these types of urinary catheters [...]Read More
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