5 patient evaluations for Self Catheterization

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for urinary retention)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neurogenic bladder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2010 (Started Aug 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neurogenic bladder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I catheterize 7 times a day. It has changed my life. Along with Botox treatment to denervate the bladder it has changed my life and made it easier.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Aug 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neurogenic bladder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: SIC (self-intermittent catheterization) is really no big deal at all. I perchance you receive Medicare, there is a new ruling that states that we who SIC are entitles to a new catheter each time. Woo Hoo. I just received approval for this and was really happy about it. This takes the out of pocket cost away for me. If you have Medicare, Google Medicare and Intermittent catheters.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 30, 2010 (Started Sep 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blood in urine (hematuria), increased risk of UTI)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: increased risk of UTI, blood in urine (hematuria)

Oct 8, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blood in urine (hematuria), increased risk of UTI)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: increased risk of UTI, blood in urine (hematuria)

Jan 5, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: keep catherter very clean to avoid uti
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: increased risk of UTI, blood in urine (hematuria)

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Sep 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: make sure to keep cath very clean this is very important!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: increased risk of UTI, blood in urine (hematuria)

  • 0 helpful marks
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