Optimization of debris removal during bladder irrigation
Coveney, V. A., Godfrey, H., Mahieu, M. and May, A. (2001) Optimization of debris removal during bladder irrigation. Physiological Measurement, 22 (3). pp. 523-534. ISSN 0967-3334
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0967-3334/22/3/310
Many patients fitted with long-term urinary catheters suffer from the build-up of debris in the bladder - leading to complications. Existing methods of irrigation appear to be rather ineffective in the removal of the debris and/or result in complications themselves. The article describes (part of) a detailed study of bladder irrigation and the development of a novel irrigation device. The work is now being used by the BioMed centre at Southmead Hospital, Bristol (contact Adele Long) with commercial partners.