How UroShield Works
UroShield is a small, external medical device that has been developed to prevent bacterial biofilm formation on in-dwelling catheters by means of low-frequency/low-intensity ultrasound waves that it generates.
The action of the ultrasonic waves on the surfaces of the catheter interfere with the attachment of bacteria, reduce catheter encrustations and blockages, prevent infections from developing and may decrease or eliminate the need for antibiotics.
In addition, UroShield's breakthrough technology may decrease the pain, discomfort and spasm associated with in-dwelling urinary catheters.
The Cost of CAUTI and the Impact of UroShield
With over 50% of E. Coli BSIs originating from the urogenital tract and deaths from the condition reportedly costing the NHS 2.3 Billion per annum, UroShield was developed as a financially-sustainable and patient-friendly solution that has been shown to help prevent Catheter Associated UTIs.
Leading UK Urologist Mr Chris Ogden
Leading UK Urologist, Mr Chris Ogden, gives insight into life with a catheter and the host of associated complications. These include recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, catheter blockages, bladder spasms, and catheter-related pain and discomfort.
He discusses the current treatments available, and the evidence from recent UroShield trials which show a significant reduction in infections in those patients suffering from recurrent UTIs.
Mr Ogden also mentions how NHS trusts across the country continue to use and evaluate the device, and in turn patients are experiencing an increase in quality of life.