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Discreet Urinary Catheter Improves Quality of Life

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 25 Dec 2017
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Image: A novel urinary catheter forms into a discreet coil (Photo courtesy of CompactCath).
Image: A novel urinary catheter forms into a discreet coil (Photo courtesy of CompactCath).
A compact intermittent urinary catheter targets patients looking for a discreet, hygienic, and easy to use solution that fits seamlessly in their everyday life.

The CompactCath (San Francisco, CA, USA) intermittent urinary catheter is provided to patients in an unobtrusive, tightly coiled design in an opaque package that eliminates much of the inconvenience and embarrassment associated with self-catheterization. Features include pre-lubrication with silicone oil, fire-polished eyelets, and a non-touch insertion technique. CompactCath also includes a unique drainage control mechanism that gives catheter users more privacy, comfort, hygiene, and control.

Once the patient needs to void, the packaging is opened and the catheter is released; as it is pulled out of the coil, the pre-lubricated sheath slides along the catheter, lubricating its surface with silicon oil for smoother and more comfortable insertion. The eyelet and tip are then inserted into the body; once the tip reaches the bladder, the drainage spout is released by pushing down on the funnel. After use, the catheter is recoiled for discreet disposal. The unisex catheter is available in a variety of sizes for both pediatric and adult users.

“Catheter users love how small and portable the catheter is, how much time they save, and most importantly, how it's been able to simplify their lives,” said Naama Stauber Breckler, CEO of CompactCath. “We're thrilled to be able to expand our reach and finally bring CompactCath to users in Europe, who have been waiting a long time for this.”

Intermittent catheterization is used to drain urine from a bladder that is not emptying adequately, or from a surgical channel connecting the bladder and the abdominal surface. It is advocated for patients with incomplete bladder emptying due to idiopathic or neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Benefits include reduced post-void residual urine, reduced intravesical bladder pressure, and fewer episodes of over-distention, all of which help preserve an adequate blood supply to the bladder wall and fewer infections.

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