Replacement of antibiotic therapy by UroShield device in subjects with urinary catheter following radical prostatectomy
Dr. Simon Zillich, Dr. Christian Weber, Prof. Uwe Ikinger Abteilung für Urologie, Krankenhaus Salem, Heidelberg, GERMANY
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Urinary tract infections (UTI) account for approx. 40% of all nosocomial infections. The urinary catheter is a primary source for such infections due to the colonization of bacteria on the catheter surface and the creation of biofilm. In addition since antibiotic treatment is less effective in treating biofilm, higher doses are needed thus increasing the risk of antibiotic resistant.
In this study, we have tested the potential of the UroShield ultrasound device in replacing antibiotic therapy in subjects requiring urinary catheter following radical prostatectomy.
Urology Therapy Device
UroShield is a urology therapy device that is composed of two components:
Disposable Clip – Intended for single use and to be discarded with catheter replacement.
Driver – A portable unit (AC or battery powered) that provides power to the disposable clip.
The ultrasonic waves generated by the clip create an acoustic shield on the surfaces of the catheter to interfere with the attachment of bacteria, prevent bacterial biofilm formation, the development of infections and may eliminate or reduce the need for antibiotics.
UroShield is designed to:
- Prevents biofilm formation
- Decreases bacteriuria/UTI
- Reduces catheter pain and discomfort
- Increases antibiotic efficacy
The clip-on UroShield urology therapy device can be attached to all external urinary tract catheters providing potential relief from spasm and catheter pain.
Effective anytime, anywhere