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Development of an effective and acceptable cleaning method to allow safe re-use of plain, uncoated catheters for intermittent catheterisation

@article{Wilks2016DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of an effective and acceptable cleaning method to allow safe re-use of plain, uncoated catheters for intermittent catheterisation},
  author={Sandra A. Wilks and Nicola S Morris and Debbie Delgado and Jacqui A. Prieto and Katherine N Moore and Margaret Macaulay and Mandy Fader},
  journal={Neurourology and Urodynamics},
  year={2016}
}
Hypothesis / aims of study In the UK, catheters for intermittent catheterisation (IC) are used once and discarded although not necessarily the case in other countries including Canada and Australia. Those who do reuse catheters (multi-use) typically wash them with soap and water, let them air dry and then store them in a convenient portable container. Concerns raised about urinary tract infection rates with multiple use catheters are not supported by a 2014 Cochrane review (1). If individuals… 
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Intermittent catheterisation for long-term bladder management.

There is still no convincing evidence that the incidence of UTI is affected by use of aseptic or clean technique, coated or uncoated catheters, single (sterile) or multiple-use (clean) catheers, self-catheterisation or catheterisation by others, or by any other strategy.