Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Urinary Tract Infection

Autonomic dysreflexia in spinal cord injury

Autonomic dysreflexia often goes unrecognised in patients with spinal cord injury. Health professionals must be able to recognise when patients are at risk. A young patient with tetraplegia arrives in the emergency department with a severe headache, dilated pupils, beads of sweat on their forehead, chest pain, bradycardia and a blood pressure of 280/130. What do you think is happening? Recreational drug use? A hypertensive crisis with a renal, endocrine or neurological cause? Is your immediate response to carry out an electrocardiogram and blood tests? In fact, this life-threatening emergency could be caused by something as simple as a full bladder.

The Connected Catheter by Spinal Singularity

The world's first semi-permanent, minimally invasive, smart catheter system for Neurogenic Bladder. After Derek Herrera was paralyzed by a sniper in Afghanistan, he decided to start a company to improve quality of life for people living with paralysis.

Majority of patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries develop adverse events during acute care

The majority of patients recovering from traumatic spinal cord injuries developed an adverse event during acute hospital care at rates significantly higher than previously reported, according to results in a recently published study. Researchers conducted...

Non-UTI Problems Common with Urethral Catheters

A group of researchers would like to broaden urologists' conception of common complications from indwelling urethral catheters to include more than urinary tract infections. In a review of studies on mishaps stemming from these catheters,...

Exercise may help prevent infection for paraplegic individuals

medwireNews: Results from a pilot study suggest that a moderate amount of exercise may result in enhanced immunity in paraplegic athletes. As individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are known to be susceptible to recurrent...

Neurogenic bladder overactivity improved with botulinum toxin A injections

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Injections of onabotulinumtoxinA, better known as Botox, significantly reduce urinary incontinence due to neurogenic detrusor overactivity in patients with spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis, a Canadian team reports. There...

People with a Spinal Cord Injury Now Can Empty Their Urinary Leg Bag Without...

Emptying a leg bag without assistance is often a major obstacle for an individual a with spinal cord injury. The new power wheelchair accessory - The PUMP™ http://www.wheelchair-freedom.com/ - from BIOTX Ltd. allows people...

UTI Risk in Spinal Injury Reduced by New Catheter

The use of a hydrophilic-coated catheter called SpeediCath (Coloplast) delays the onset of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in patients with acute spinal cord injury. Compared with the use of an uncoated polyvinyl chloride catheter, SpeediCath...

Robust Regeneration of Injured Nerves Achieved for First Time in Adult Mammalian Spinal Cord

BOSTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve tissue connections in injured adult spinal cord sites that control voluntary movement. These findings provide hope that it...

Cranberry Concentrate Reduces Occurrence of Urinary Tract Infections in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

The results of a clinical study, recently published in the journal Spinal Cord, indicate that the use of Cran-Max(R) Cranberry Concentrate for people with spinal cord injury resulted in a significant reduction in both...