6 patient evaluations for Urinary Catheter with a cost of Not specified

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Mar 21, 2015 (Started Dec 07, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for urinary retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

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Jul 29, 2012 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (infection, infected stoma)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I decided to have a supra pubic catheter insertion because I couldn't get from my chair or bed to the toilet via hoist, in time. Nappy pads left me sore and anyway, I enjoy going out for ooh, hours on end. I don't want to be tied to within pissing distance of my hoist! it's sore I find myself prone to UTIs and infection of the stoma site. It necessitates more care regimes and faffing about but it gives me freedom and that makes it worthwhile

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Jan 15, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

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Oct 15, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constant infections of different natures)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

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Jun 25, 2010 (Started Mar 20, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Thank God for these little sticks! Hardly ever have UTI's anymore. Use them everytime I go. New compact ones from Coloplast are great. Prelubricated and all in one. Easy to carry and dispose of. Only problem is that Medicare MAKES you get a lot of extra stuff in order to have them covered...Wasteful! I try to donate the extra wipes and gloves and disposal bags to clinics or friends when possible.

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Feb 1, 2000 (Started Feb 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: to each his or her own. mine was placed too close to current scar, when it must be changed, it bleeds tearing this scar tissue. continually becoming worse. i will go back to regular cath
Side effects: pain

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