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Reducing Catheter Associated Infections

UroShield uses breakthrough ultrasound nano-technology to prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in patients with long-term indwelling urinary catheters

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See how UroShield works

UroShield is a small, external medical device that has been developed to prevent bacterial biofilm formation on both urethral and suprapubic 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, prevent infections developing, reduce catheter encrustations and blockages and decrease or eliminate the need for antibiotics. In addition, UroShield decreases the pain, discomfort and spasm associated with indwelling urinary catheters. All these characteristics make UroShield a breakthrough device to prevent or treat catheter related harm.

Leading UK Urologist Mr Chris Ogden Discusses UroShield

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 mentions how NHS trust across the country continue to use and evaluate the device, and in turn patients are experiencing an increase in quality of life.

NICE publish a Medtech Innovation Briefing on UroShield

NICE publish ‘Medtech Innovation Briefing [MIB191]’ titled ‘UroShield for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections’.

UroShield Availability

UroShield is available direct from our online shop at the top of the page, patients should check they are eligible for UroShield in our Patient Zone and consult with their GP prior to purchasing a device.
For clinicians interested in our 30 Day CAUTI Challenge please enquire at the bottom of the page or under our ‘contact us’ tab.

UroShield is available direct from our Online Shop at the top of the page, patients should check they are eligible for UroShield in our Patient Zone and consult with their GP prior to purchasing a device.

For clinicians interested in our 30-day CAUTI Challenge please enquire at the bottom of the page or under our “Contact Us” tab.

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The Cost of CAUTI and the Impact of UroShield

CAUTI have a huge impact financially and on resources across our healthcare system.

Below are examples of factors the UroShield could dramatically help with.

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The cumulative rate of bacteriuria per day of a fitted catheter, therefore by day 20 EVERY patient with a catheter will have some form of bacterial infection.

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reduction of E. coli bloodstream infections. This is the target set by NHS improvement to achieve by 2021. BSI's are potentially life-threatening infections which according to recent studies may contribute to 5,500 annual deaths, reportedly costing the NHS 2.3 billion per annum.

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of bloodstream infections are caused by E. coli, which is one of the most common bacteria to cause UTIs. E. coli was responsible for over 35,000 BSIs in 2016 and growing, and predicted to be responsible for 60,000 BSIs by 2020.

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of bloodstream infections are due to UTIs, therefore we are able to almost halve BSIs by the prevention of UTIs. Over 50% E. coli BSIs originate from the urogenital tract. UroShield has been shown to help prevent Catheter Associated UTIs so could have a huge role in halving BSIs.