Management of Non-Neurogenic Male Lower Urinary Tract
... mild or not very bothersome [8, 9, 12]. LUTS progress dynamically: for some individuals LUTS persist and
progress over long time periods, and for others they remit . LUTS have traditionally been related to bladder
outlet obstruction (BOO), which is often caused by benign prostatic enlargement (BP ...
Care and Management of Patients with Urinary Catheters
... without occluding the urethra. Balloons are available in two sizes for routine catheter use (5 and 10 mL),
but the 5 mL is the most commonly used size. The balloon must be inflated with sterile water according
to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure even, circumferential filling of the balloon, ...
Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Catheter
... Guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention, and management of persons with catheter-associated urinary tract
infection (CA-UTI), both symptomatic and asymptomatic, were prepared by an Expert Panel of the Infectious
Diseases Society of America. The evidence-based guidelines encompass diagnostic criteri ...
Interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS), is a chronic inflammatory condition of the submucosal and muscular layers of the bladder. The cause of IC/BPS is currently unknown and the condition is regarded as a diagnosis of exclusion. IC/BPS may be associated with urinary urgency, urinary frequency, waking at night to urinate (nocturia), and sterile urine cultures. Those with interstitial cystitis may have symptoms that overlap with other urinary bladder disorders such as: urinary tract infection (UTI), overactive bladder, urethritis, urethral syndrome, and prostatitis. IC/BPS can result in a quality of life comparable to that of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic cancer pain, or a patient on kidney dialysis.