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    suprapubic pigtail catheter ?

    Hi,

    I've had a sp for years and have always used the standard type of catheter everyone uses for that.

    I saw this online https://mms.mckesson.com/product/893...cal-1707031120

    I don't think they are particularly new but they are made specifically for suprapubic users. I don't think they are widely used because there is nothing on the forum about them.

    Anyway, has anyone tried one or know anyone that has to get some idea if they are any good.

    I'm guessing they are not any good because more people would use them otherwise, unless they aren't used because they look harder to put in and take out. I think a guide wire is needed to put it in.

    There is a bit more info about them in the rusch catheter catalogue you click the link that says English (UK) at this page to download it https://www.teleflex.com/commonInter...cUrineDrainage

    They seem to be a good idea with less poking than with the straight tip of a normal catheter, so wondering why you don't really see them anywhere.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1 View Post
    Hi,

    I've had a sp for years and have always used the standard type of catheter everyone uses for that.

    I saw this online https://mms.mckesson.com/product/893...cal-1707031120

    I don't think they are particularly new but they are made specifically for suprapubic users. I don't think they are widely used because there is nothing on the forum about them.

    Anyway, has anyone tried one or know anyone that has to get some idea if they are any good.

    I'm guessing they are not any good because more people would use them otherwise, unless they aren't used because they look harder to put in and take out. I think a guide wire is needed to put it in.

    There is a bit more info about them in the rusch catheter catalogue you click the link that says English (UK) at this page to download it https://www.teleflex.com/commonInter...cUrineDrainage

    They seem to be a good idea with less poking than with the straight tip of a normal catheter, so wondering why you don't really see them anywhere.

    Thanks,
    Rob
    I've not seen these catheters either so I don't know how they are used or how they work.

    That said, I use another catheter that is designed specifically for supra pubics. I use a Duette catheter by Poiesis. http://www.poiesismedical.com/products/duette/

    The Duette catheter has two balloons and two drainage eyelets between the balloons. One balloon is a cushioning balloon that helps protect the bladder wall from the tip of a straight catheter. The other balloon is the anchoring balloon.

    The Duette catheter comes in 16 FR, 18 Fr, and 20Fr sizes. Poiesis will send you free samples. Contact charlene@poiesismedical.com to request these samples

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    Probably cost a lot more. Not much difference than the regular indwelling catheters. I don't know why you would need inches on the end of the catheter vs. the 1 inch or so in the bladder. Also a size 12 is too small for my patients as they usually get sediment.
    The Duette is different and has shown in research studies to decrease UTI's. It would be worth trying if you get frequent UTI's.
    CWO
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    Ask for samples.

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    Was just wondering. I tried the Duette it didn't work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1 View Post
    Was just wondering. I tried the Duette it didn't work for me.
    What problems did you experience with the Duette?

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