Intermittent catheterization is the recommended standard treatment for neurogenic bladder dysfunction. However, standard intermittent catheters can be unwieldy, difficult to use and carry discreetly. This can influence patient ability to perform catheterization efficiently, discreetly and privately, therefore, affecting patient quality of life. We evaluated whether the discreet design of the compact catheter would improve quality of life in intermittent catheterization users compared with standard catheters.
Journal of Urology, 2013, Vol 190, Issue 3, p. 942-7