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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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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