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Intermittent Catheterization

Intermittent catheterization is the preferred method of bladder management likely due to a reduced incidence of renal impairment, reflux, stone disease, bladder cancer and possibly UTI compared to other methods of bladder management (Groah et al. 2002; Weld & Dmochowski 2000; Ord et al. 2003). The first section (3.4.2.1) outlines those studies focusing on specific aspects of IC including timing of catheterization, effectiveness, long-term follow-up, and QoL. The second section (3.4.2.2) outlines studies examining catheter types.