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catheter

Med a long slender flexible tube for inserting into a natural bodily cavity or passage for introducing or withdrawing fluid, such as urine or blood

catheter

[′kath·ə·dər]
(medicine)
A hollow, tubular device for insertion into a cavity, duct, or vessel to permit injection or withdrawal of fluids or to establish patency of the passageway.
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A study done at Dow University of Health Sciences and Civil Hospital, Karachi evaluated the effectiveness of intrauterine balloon tamponade with a condom catheter in PPH due to uterine atony following a vaginal delivery, instrumental delivery or caesarean section20.
Successful tamponade with Rusch balloon catheter, Sengstaken-Blakemore tube, rolled gauze and recently with condom catheter are reported.16
Urethral catheters, condom catheters, and nosocomial urinary tract infections.
The new UBT designed by Cambridge Design Partnership bridges the gap between the more expensive versions used in the West and the 'condom catheter'.
Unlike most reported cases, our case was not associated with chronic condom catheter use.
Condom catheters soak the penis in urine, increasing the likelihood of skin breakdown and UTI.
The downside to condom catheters lies in men's anatomy.
In clean-voided specimens from catheter-free men using condom catheters, [greater than or equal to]10[sup.7] (cfu/L) is a sufficient level.
A fibroepithelial polyp of the penis is very rare and strongly linked to long-term condom catheter use.[sup.1] Fibroepithelial polyps of the penis have only recently been described and, to our knowledge, only 1 series (7 cases) and 4 case reports have been reported.[sup.2] Most patients have a long-term history of condom catheter use.
For those who have bladders that trigger on their own or who have had a sphincterotomy (surgery to open the bladder "gate"), wearing an external collecting device or condom catheter will keep them dry.
Examples of Items Contained within the Prostate Cancer Survivor's Toolkit Management of Urinary Incontinence * External condom catheter systems * Integrated urinal systems * Penile clamps * Disposable diapers, pouches, and pads * Absorbent cloth underwear * Products and nutritional strategies to reduce incontinence odor Management of Erectile Dysfunction * Penile sleeve * Penile rings * Vacuum pumps * Informational pamphlets on nutrition and life style * Information on medications and products that require a physician's prescription Table 2.
If you have this type or have had a sphincterotomy, wearing an external collecting device or condom catheter will keep you dry.