Medical & Surgical Urology

Medical & Surgical Urology
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9857

Alexandra Ibbotson

Ideal Medical Solutions, UK

  • Research Article   
    The Effectiveness of UroShield in Reducing Urinary Tract Infections and Patients? Pain Complaints: Retrospective Data Analysis from Clinical Practice
    Author(s): Ksenija da Silva*, Alexandra Ibbotson and Michaela O’Neill

    Objective: Antibiotic resistance is a common complication in long-term urinary tract infections (UTIs). Alternative treatments, such as UroShield acoustic wave technology prevents bacteria from attaching to the surface of catheters and has reduced the number of treated UTIs. The objective of the study was to compare quantitative and qualitative outcomes in patients with long-term UTIs at the start of UroShield treatment and after a 12-week trial. Methods: 23 patients with reoccurring UTIs were offered to use UroShield for a period of 12 weeks. Objective and subjective measures of improvement were recorded every week, including the number of UTIs, antibiotic treatment, catheter blockage and changes, bladder washout, hospitalisations or nurse visits due to UTIs, level of pain, sleep, and mobility. The patients’ qualitative reports about th.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2168-9857.21.10.254

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