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Intermittent urinary catheterization

Urinary tract infection - a common burden

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) remain a recurrent complication of intermittent catheterization which has a significant impact on the patients’ overall health and quality of life.(1,2,3,4) 

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What is Real-World Evidence (RWE) and Real-World Data (RWD)?

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1) Hun-Sung K et al. J Korean Med Sci. 2018; 33(34):e213.  

2) Bonkat G, Bartoletti R, Bruyère F, Cai T,  Geerlings SE, Köves B, Schubert S, Wagenlehner F. EAU Guidelines on Urological Infection. Edn. presented at the EAU Annual Congress Milan 2021. ISBN 978-94-92671-13-4.https://uroweb.org/guideline/urological-infections/ 

3) Pickard R et al. Continuous low-dose antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent urinary tract infection in adults who perform clean intermittent self-catheterisation: the AnTIC RCT. Health Technol Assess. 2018; 22(24):1-102. doi: 10.3310/hta22240

4) Wyndaele JJ. Complications of intermittent catheterization: their prevention and treatment. Spinal Cord. 2002; 40(10):536-41. doi: 10.1038/sj.sc.3101348

5) Rognoni C, Tarricone R. Healthcare resource consumption for intermittent urinary catheterisation: cost-effectiveness of hydrophilic catheters and budget impact analyses. BMJ Open 2017; 7:e012360. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012360  

6) Afsar SI, Yemisci OU, Cosar SNS, Cetin N. Compliance with clean intermittent catheterization in spinal cord injury patients: a long-term follow-up study. Spinal Cord. 2013; 51(8):645-9. doi: 10.1038/sc.2013.46  

7) Flores-Mireles AL, Walker JN, Caparon M, Hultgren SJ. Urinary tract infections: epidemiology, mechanisms of infection and treatment options Nature Reviews Microbiology. 2015; 13:269-284 (2015).  

8) Holmberg SD, Solomon SL, Blake PA. Health and economic impacts of antimicrobial resistance. Reviews of Infectious Diseases. 1987; 9:1065-1078. doi: 10.1093/clinids/9.6.1065  

9) Knobler SL, Lemon SM, Najafi M, Burroughs T. Resistance Phenomenon in Microbes and Infectious Disease Vectors: Implications for Human Health and Strategies for Containment. Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Emerging Infections. 2003. doi: 10.17226/10651

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