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    bard rochester wide band

    anyone notice a difference in these lately. these normally are hard to remove in the morning but lately I'm having issues with them not staying on. my latest 90 day batch anyway. I contacted bard, but have not heard back yet.
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    I stopped using these a few years ago because the quality control seemed to be very low.

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    I think that Bard may have changed the adhesive when they bought out Rochester. You may want to look at the newer Bard Spirit external condom catheters. My SCI unit changed over to these about a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sci-nurse View Post
    i think that bard may have changed the adhesive when they bought out rochester. You may want to look at the newer bard spirit external condom catheters. My sci unit changed over to these about a year ago.

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    ahhhh, i figured something was up. So does the spirit work like the old wide band did
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    i dont know why they have to mess with stuff im getting ready to get new ones hope they work as well or ill switch to the spirit i guess
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    Bard is totally blowing me off. the rep that responded said he wasn't aware of any changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    ahhhh, i figured something was up. So does the spirit work like the old wide band did
    The Spirit 3 is really a new version of the Wideband, although the adhesive is different. Note that there are several versions of the Spirit, which vary by the length of the adhesive band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    The Spirit 3 is really a new version of the Wideband, although the adhesive is different. Note that there are several versions of the Spirit, which vary by the length of the adhesive band.

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    3 is like the wide

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    ok, I see they basically pushed wideband to the back as far as quality? so in your exp do the spirit 3 compare to old wideband pre bard?
    what made the wideband so good was adhesive at head of penis to stop turtle syndrome.
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    The Spirit 3 is really a new version of the Wideband, although the adhesive is different. Note that there are several versions of the Spirit, which vary by the length of the adhesive band.

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    I used Rochester UltraFlex for 17 years without problems but about a
    year ago 3 batches in a row had weak adhesive and they would not last 24
    hours. I switched to wide band but this was a nightmare as the front
    end would sometimes stick together.

    Now I use Spirit wideband and this is useless also. I notice that
    Spirit's silicone is thicker so it is less flexible and doesn't cling
    firmly.

    Time for a change. Does anyone know of a good brand today?

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