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Nurs Times. 2003 Nov 4-10;99(44):44-7.

Intermittent self-catheterisation.


Intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) has reduced infection hazards and greatly improved the lives of many patients with micturition disorders. The technique is used by male and female patients who experience neurogenic bladder dysfunction or voiding difficulties. Some of the most beneficial results associated with ISC have been reported when the technique is used by people with spina bifida, paraplegia or multiple sclerosis. ISC is the preferred course of management for patients with a hypotonic bladder (a floppy bladder that is unable to contract partially or totally during the micturition cycle).

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