Reusable catheter for long-term sterile intermittent catheterization

Yeongchi Wu, B. B. Hamilton, M. A. Boyink, J. B. Nanninga

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A new resterilizable, low cost, and convenient catheter for long-term sterile intermittent catheterization of the neurogenic bladder is described. Average self-catheterization time is 2 minutes. It can be performed successfully in a wheelchair. Estimated average cost per catheterization is 10 to 20 cents. The reduced cost and greater convenience of the Wu Reusable Catheter make sterile long-term intermittent catheterization feasible for spinal cord injured patients. This should lead to reduction of urologic morbidity encountered with indwelling and external catheterization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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