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  1. LoFric - a well-documented catheter

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    With more than 30 years on the market, LoFric has been used and documented in several ways.

  2. LoFric - as little environmental impact as possible

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    At Wellspect HealthCare we take our environmental responsibility seriously. We continuously work to minimize the environmental impact related to our products. We ensure that proper materials are used and all applicable production requirements are followed. For the LoFric catheter, this means that we use a core catheter material with proven low environmental impact as compared to other common catheter materials1 without compromising quality and patient perception.2 3 In fact, the core material of LoFric has been proven to optimize catheter management and reduce discomfort.2

  3. Hydrophilic catheters and lower risk of hematuria

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    A lubricated catheter is recommended to reduce damage to the urethra and lower the risk of hematuria which is a common complication. A cross-over study comparing different hydrophilic catheters showed an even lower frequency of hematuria in patients who chose LoFric.

  4. Hydrophilic catheters and reduced risk of uti

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    Extensive studies support scientific literature claiming that use of hydrophilic catheters reduce urethral trauma and urinary tract infections. This in turn can minimize the need for antibiotics. Because of these benefits, we now know that hydrophilic catheters are one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent long term urological complications in general and UTI in particular.

  5. Long-term safety of intermittent catheterization

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    Single-use hydrophilic catheters were developed in the early eighties to address long-term complications of intermittent catheterization as seen when reusing plastic catheters with add-on lubrication. As reported by Wyndaele and Maes1 and Perrouin-Verbe et al.2 the majority of complications related to intermittent catheterization occur after long-term use as a result of damage to the urethral wall from repeated catheterizations. In contrast, long-term use of LoFric hydrophilic catheters is reported to prevent urethral trauma and complications.3 4

  6. Scientific review of intermittent vs indwelling catheterization

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    Available clinical evidence supports the strategy to always consider intermittent catheterization as the first therapeutic choice, before considering the use of an indwelling catheter. Intermittent catheterization is the first therapeutic choice and is a safer bladder management method than both urethral and suprapubic indwelling catheters. Intermittent catheterization is central to reduce morbidity related to renal failure and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

  7. Scientific review of transanal irrigation (TAI)

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    Transanal irrigation (TAI) is a well-documented and safe bowel management therapy. Today, compliance is the major issue with TAI therapy, and may be improved through greater knowledge of which patient is best suited for TAI. Patient training and close follow up with digital support during start up may also increase compliance.

  8. Scientific review of neurogenic bowel dysfunction

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    Defecation disorders are common in conditions affecting the nervous system, such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida and severe Parkinson’s disease, and have great impact on self-esteem, personal relationships and social life.1,2 Severity of the disorder often correlates to quality of life2 which is why improving bowel function is rated among the highest priorities among affected patients.3,4 Transanal Irrigation (TAI) offers a good, non-invasive, treatment alternative for these patients.

  9. Scientific review of fecal incontinence

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    Fecal incontinence (FI) means involuntary loss of rectal content such as solid and liquid stool, mucus or flatus. FI is not a diagnosis but a symptom. It is considered a stigmatizing condition, and fear of having an accident in public restricts the social and working life for those who experience it. Although there are many treatment options, their long-term efficacy is poorly investigated.

  10. Evaluate bowel dysfunction

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    Bowel dysfunction is surrounded by misconceptions and taboos that may interfere with treatment and that may result in self-medication not always innocuous to the patient care.

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