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Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2011 Mar;45(1):289-93.

[Clean intermittent self catheterization in spinal cord injury].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Escola de Enfermagem, Universidade de São Paulo, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.


The clean intermittent self catheterization is an effective and safe technique for the treatment and prevention of urinary tract disease that result from spinal cord injuries. Although it has been described as of 1972, there is still resistance from health professionals for its utilization. The present study presents a report about the method used for training and encouraging of the patients towards using the technique, in a project of clinical and voluntary nursing care, performed in at a philanthropic association in the city of Curitiba. Our objective was to disseminate the experience that was learnt, to encourage professionals who assist people with spinal cord injuries towards recommending this technique.

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