Clinical Evidence

Read about clinical evidence on the Peristeen® bowel irrigation system and products such as intermittent catheters and clean self-catheterization.

Bowel irrigation system

Intermittent catheters

Summary of evidence of hydrophilic coated catheters

Intermittent catheterization (IC) is the standard method for bladder emptying in patients with spinal cord lesions and neurogenic bladder dysfunction. More on hydrophilic coated catheters

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  1. Hedlund et al, 2001

In this summary you will find clinical evidence with on:

  1. Clean Intermittent Self-Catheterization
  2. Urinary Tract Infections
  3. Urethral Trauma
  4. User evaluations

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1. Clean Intermittent Self-Catheterization:

  • Clean intermittent self-catheterization: a 12-year follow-up
  • Clean intermittent catheterization from the acute period in spinal cord injury patients. 
  • Long-term evaluation of urethral and genital tolerance.
  • Effect of bladder management on urological complications in 10 spinal cord injured patients.

2. Urinary Tract Infections:

  • Hydrophilic versus non-coated catheters for intermittent catheterization. 
  • Complications of intermittent catheterization: their prevention and treatment. 
  • Intermittent catheterization with hydrophilic-coated catheters (SpeediCath) reduces the risk of clinical urinary tract infection in spinal cord injured patients: a prospective randomized parallel comparative trial.
  • Standard versus hydrophilic catheterization in the adjuvant treatment of patients with superficial bladder cancer.
  • Intermittent catheterization with a hydrophilic-coated catheter delays the occurrence of urinary tract infection in patients with acute spinal cord injury: A prospective, randomized, parallel, multi-center trial.

3. Urethral Trauma:

  • Complications of intermittent catheterization: their prevention and treatment.
  • Urethral epithelial cells on the surface on hydrophilic catheters after intermittent catheterization: cross-over study with two catheters.
  • Coated catheters for intermittent catheterization: smooth or sticky? 
  • Hydrophilic-coated catheters for intermittent catheterization reduce urethral micro trauma: a prospective, randomized, participant-blinded, crossover study of three different types of catheters.
  • Safety of a new compact male intermittent catheter: a randomized, cross-over, single blind study in healthy male volunteers.
  • Safety of a new compact catheter for men with neurogenic bladder dysfunction: a randomized, cross-over, open-labelled study.

4. User evaluations on:

  • Pain & discomfort
  • Ease of use


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SpeediCath Product Monograph

Intermittent catheterization is considered the standard of care for bladder emptying. Coloplast has developed the SpeediCath range of ready-to-use hydrophilic-coated catheters. SpeediCath Product Monograph

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In this monograph you can learn about:

  1. Management of neurogenic bladder with urethral intermittent catheterization
  2. Intermittent catheterization technique and long-term concordance
  3. Key features of the SpeediCath family
  4. The SpeediCath catheter range
  5. Evidence from clinical studies of SpeediCath
  6. Environment

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