Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tag: Urinary Tract Infection

Researchers Develop New Coating To Reduce Pain And Risk Of Infection For Catheter Users

Researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s have developed a new antimicrobial coating which can be applied to urinary catheters and other medical devices to significantly reduce pain and lower the risk of...

Urinary bacteria in spinal cord injury cases may tip balance toward UTIs

The fallout from spinal cord injury doesn’t end with loss of mobility: Patients can have a range of other issues resulting from this complex problem, including loss of bladder control that can lead to...
Billy Keenan

Learning to breathe, learning to move forward, learning to survive: The Billy Keenan story

Quadriplegic turned inspirational speaker: “When you’re faced with adversity, you have two basic choices. Curse the darkness or light a candle.” Billy Keenan said he had it all. “At that moment in time, I was living...

Doctor re-examines evidence on UTIs in patients with spinal cord injury

People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn't sit right with a...

The award-winning device that tells you when you need to pee

When you need to go, you need to go – unless you’re the type of person who has a hard time telling. Jihee Junn talks to the team behind wearable bladder sensor Uri-Go, winner...

What is Sepsis?

https://youtu.be/6NdLnHbLZMU Sepsis is a life threatening medical condition that arises when the body’s attempt to fight an infection results in the immune system damaging tissues and organs. Sepsis is your body’s overreaction to an infection....

Washing Hands – How To | Quadriplegic (C5,C6,C7)

https://youtu.be/rNcZo0_Yisk Washing hands after experiencing a Spinal Cord Injury is an important role in preventing UTI's (Urinary Tract Infections). Being a quadriplegic with no hand dexterity is difficult to do normal tasks, so hopefully, this...

Grant Awarded to Spot Urinary Tract Infections among Spinal Cord Injury Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2016) — Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH, has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to support screening for urinary tract infections (UTIs) among patients with spinal...

United Spinal Association Recruiting People with Spinal Cord Injury and Disease for a Study...

NEW YORK, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association is working with MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and Children's National Medical Center to learn more about the experiences of people who use intermittent catheterization and...

What’s Next? In Limbo With Syrian Refugees Who Have Spinal Cord Injuries

“Do you eat eye?” the man asked me, tearing meat away from a sheep’s skull. “No, I do not eat eye,” I replied, pleased to have been given an out. “Thank you.” I was the guest...