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Reducing the risk of urinary tract infections in intermittent self-catheterisation users

A UTI is defined as the presence of bacteria in disproportionate levels, along with symptoms such as urinary frequency, urgency, dysuria and cystitis (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence...

Renal and ureteric stones: a clinical review

Stones form in the presence of increased urinary supersaturation, which occurs when the urine solvent contains more solutes than it can hold in solution (Khan et al, 2016). Supersaturation results in...

Increased risk of transurethral and suprapubic catheter self-extraction in COVID-19 patients: real-life experience

A total of 472 patients were hospitalised because of COVID-19 disease in the hospital during the evaluated period. Group A consisted of 48 patients, predominantly males (77%), with 9/48 patients...

Inappropriate urinary catheterisation: a review of the prevalence, risk factors and measures to reduce incidence

The most effective measure to reduce the incidence of CAUTI is to restrict the use of catheters (Gould et al, 2010; Nicolle et al, 2014). In many cases, catheterisation is simply unnecessary to...

A role that has transformed the care of patients with acute kidney injury

Alongside these intervention and support services an education programme for other health professionals has been developed, largely generated from observation of my role in practice. Consequently, I...

Chronic kidney disease and renal replacement therapy: an overview for the advanced clinical practitioner

The following broad definition of CKD from the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes group (KDIGO) has been widely adopted:.

Consultation and clinical assessment of the genitourinary system for advanced clinical practitioners

The quality of the communication during nurse–patient consultations can have a considerable impact on patient outcomes (O’Hagan et al, 2014). Therefore, the nurse should use a combination of verbal...

Understanding female sexual dysfunction, its causes and treatments

To fully understand how sexual difficulties arise it is useful to consider the physiology of the sexual response cycle. In the 1960s the pioneers in this field were William Masters and Virginia...

A week in the life of a urology advanced nurse practitioner

‘The holistic assessment of the patient is something I enjoy … Being able to manage a whole episode of care makes me feel that I can make a significant impact’ .

Examining the challenges of hospital discharge for patients with a urinary catheter

This invitational survey assessed opinion from a range of nurses across the UK to gauge their perspective of the process of hospital discharge and its associated challenges and the transition into...

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