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    new study results on gentamicin instillation and uti prevention

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    Thanks for posting this.

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    That's fantastic. Love that there is now data behind this. I've been doing it for nearly ten years, monthly, since an antibiotic resistant infection nearly killed me my 2nd year with SCI, and I haven't had a UTI since. 10 years clean!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    That's fantastic. Love that there is now data behind this. I've been doing it for nearly ten years, monthly, since an antibiotic resistant infection nearly killed me my 2nd year with SCI, and I haven't had a UTI since. 10 years clean!

    Monthly? What do you mean by monthly?

    My Dad has been instilling Gent twice a day for approaching 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlh View Post
    Monthly? What do you mean by monthly?

    My Dad has been instilling Gent twice a day for approaching 3 years.
    Well, I dunno, but if that's what his Urologist has ordered, then that's what he should do.

    I used it 2x a day for a month directly following my resistant UTI in 2008, then 2x a day (50cc) for 5 days once a month since then. That's basically one compounding with a 500cc saline solution bottle. I've skipped a few months here and there, when I get lazy and over it, it's kind of a pain sometimes to fiddle with, and the longer I go without a UTI the less concerned I seem to become, so I probably only use it 8-10 times a year, realistically speaking.
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    Good info, thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    Well, I dunno, but if that's what his Urologist has ordered, then that's what he should do.

    I used it 2x a day for a month directly following my resistant UTI in 2008, then 2x a day (50cc) for 5 days once a month since then. That's basically one compounding with a 500cc saline solution bottle. I've skipped a few months here and there, when I get lazy and over it, it's kind of a pain sometimes to fiddle with, and the longer I go without a UTI the less concerned I seem to become, so I probably only use it 8-10 times a year, realistically speaking.

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    I suspect we are all doing it differently, so it is useful to hear your situation.

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    Dale, 10 yrs is very impressive, if i may ask, can you outline your cathing routine ? if you'd rather u can pm me.

    i really liked reading how this actually REDUCES antibiotic resistance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    That's fantastic. Love that there is now data behind this. I've been doing it for nearly ten years, monthly, since an antibiotic resistant infection nearly killed me my 2nd year with SCI, and I haven't had a UTI since. 10 years clean!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    Dale, 10 yrs is very impressive, if i may ask, can you outline your cathing routine ? if you'd rather u can pm me.

    i really liked reading how this actually REDUCES antibiotic resistance.
    No worries. I don't really have a routine. I just pee when I feel like it. I have a fair amount of sensory sparring (T12 neuro level but L5-S sensory, and ~L3 motor, especially down my left side, e.g. I can feel my left nut, left side of penis, and down my leg to just above the ankle, can move my left leg except the ankle, etc. Right side sensory stops at my knee, motor at hip.) So, I have a decent notion of when I need to pee, so I let that guide me. I'd call it "lucky" but the pain levels associated with my sensory sparring hardly feel like I've been "sparred" anything!


    Edit: Ya know, I just cath'd and was reminded I do one thing that most doctors/nurses/specialist say doesn't make any difference: I sanitize my metus area just prior to insertion with a little squirt of either non-BZK hand sanitizer, or Microcyn, whichever is handy. I know, I know, "studies haven't shown" it to make any difference, but of course that doesn't mean it doesn't, for some. Until they study everything using the population of everyone I'm sticking with what has obviously been working for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    I just cath'd and was reminded I do one thing that most doctors/nurses/specialist say doesn't make any difference: I sanitize my metus area just prior to insertion with a little squirt of either non-BZK hand sanitizer, or Microcyn.
    I do the same thing. Show this study to anyone who tells you it doesn't make a difference.
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