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New publication on intermittent catheterization and global practices

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The ICS Neuro-Urology Promotion Committee is please to announce that The International Continence Society (ICS) survey on intermittent catheterization and global practices with regard to the reuse of catheters is now available in Volume 6 of the Continence Journal.

The project involved a cross-sectional survey of ICS members which was carried out by the Developing World and Intermittent Catheterization (IC) Working Group of the ICS Neuro-urology Promotion Committee (NUPC). Respondents hailed from 57 globally diverse countries, the majority of which were urologists.

“Practices with regard to intermittent catheterization (IC) in neuro-urological conditions have significant implications for individual patients as well as the community. Differences in these practices can also have wide-ranging consequences for healthcare economics and the environment. Guidelines developed for affluent nations typically recommend single-use catheters but there is scant evidence with regard to actual practice patterns and global variations in those practices. Knowledge of these patterns as well as the associated health systems could improve our understanding of global care of the neuro-urological patient and in turn direct research into these practices”.

The survey offers substantial new insights into global practices with regard to intermittent catheterization and reuse. The project also highlighted wide variations in the practice of IC.

Read the full report in Continence Journal here:

Survey on intermittent catheterization

ICS members have access to the ICS Journals Continence and Continence Reports as part of the membership benefits package.

Submit your work to the journals for free (as an ICS Member). Publishing to the open access ICS Journals makes your work available to a wide network of fellow researchers and facilitates peer review opportunities.

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