Intermittent and permanent catheterisation in the neurogenic bladder

M. Melzer, A. Ohry, R. Rozin

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Two groups of patients are described: the first group consisted of four patients with neurogenic bladder who used the self-clean intermittent catheterization method. This method has proved effective in avoiding residual urine, infections of the urinary tract, and further complications. The second group consisted of twelve patients each with a permanent catheter in his neurogenic bladder. A discussion is presented of the various reasons for inserting a permanent catheter, and of the medical aspects of this procedure. Formerly, in spinal cord injured patients, one of the main causes of death was chronic renal failure due to pyelonephritis and amyloidosis. Today, however, such cases are seldom encountered, because of the new methods of comprehensive care of the neurogenic bladder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17
Number of pages1
JournalFamily Physician
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


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