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  1. Long-term use of TAI in MS

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    This is a summary of the published article Long-term efficacy and safety of transanal irrigation in multiple sclerosis by Passananti et al. 2016

  2. LoFric - as little environmental impact as possible

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    At Wellspect HealthCare we take our environmental responsibility seriously. We continuously work to minimise the environmental impact related to our products. We ensure that proper materials are used and all applicable production requirements are followed.

  3. Catheters and catheterisation

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    For those who cannot empty their bladder the normal way, intermittent catheterisation is the therapy of choice to maintain urethral health. Complications are common but when hydrophilic single-use catheters entered the market, the risks of UTI dropped significantly. Low friction seemed to be key to maintain urethral health. Today, there is only one hydrophilic catheter that is scientifically proven to reduce complications also after long-term use.

  4. LoFric - a well documented catheter

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    With more than 30 years on the market, LoFric has been used and documented in several ways. In addition to efficiently emptying the bladder, LoFric’s versatile use includes treatment and prevention of recurrent strictures, administration of chemotherapy by bladder instillation, and resolution of rare complications.

  5. Scientific review of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and hydro­philic catheters

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    Bladder management with intermittent catheterisation is associated with complications. The most severe and common one is UTI. Single-use, hydrophilic-coated catheters lower the risk of UTIs and have been reported as both convenient and the preferred choice for people who rely on intermittent catheterisation as their bladder management.

  6. Scientific review of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

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    Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are common in the hospital setting with consequential morbidity and mortality. The risk of bacterial adhesion and invasion of the urinary tract increases with use of an indwelling catheterisation and may be reduced by adopting intermittent catheterisation using hydrophilic single-use catheters.

  7. Patient preference & adherence - a key role in successful catheterisation treatment

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    Patient adherence plays a key role in a successful and cost-effective catheterisation treatment. A patient who feels part of the decision-making, in control of their options and how they work with their lifestyle is more inclined to stick with their therapy and subsequently experience a good clinical outcome.

  8. Friction and hydrophilic catheters

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    Urine often has a high concentration of particles and low content of water. This is referred to as high osmolality. Urine osmolality has a direct effect on catheter lubrication and plays an important role for people who use hydrophilic catheters. A catheter with a surface osmolality in balance with urine is key to reducing withdrawal friction.

  9. Hydrophilic catheters and lower risk of hematuria

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    A lubricated catheter is recommended to reduce damage to the urethra and lower the risk of hematuria which is a common complication. A cross-over study comparing different hydrophilic catheters showed an even lower frequency of hematuria in patients who chose LoFric.

  10. Hydrophilic catheters and reduced risk of urinary tract infection

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    Extensive studies support scientific literature claiming that use of hydrophilic catheters reduce urethral trauma and urinary tract infections. This in turn can minimise the need for antibiotics. Because of these benefits, we now know that hydrophilic catheters are one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent long term urological complications in general and UTI in particular.

  11. Long-term safety of intermittent catheterisation

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    Single-use hydrophilic catheters were developed in the early eighties to address long-term complications of intermittent catheterisation seen when reusing plastic catheters with add-on lubrication. As reported by Wyndaele and Maes and Perrouin-Verbe et al.

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