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Managing urinary incontinence with BioDerm external continence device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18567167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem, experienced by both men and women, and has a significant impact on quality of life. For male patients, UI can be caused by a number of conditions, including post-prostatectomy, neurogenic problems (such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury), dementia, and an overactive bladder. One way of managing male UI is through the use of urinary sheaths - containment devices which capture the urine that is voided involuntarily. This article discusses male UI and its management, looking at common problems encountered when using urinary sheaths. It goes on to describe BioDerm, a new type of continence device that could meet the needs of some groups of men, and is an alternative to the previously used external condom catheter-based system of urinary drainage.
Authors:
Mandy Wells
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    2008 May 8-21
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-20     Completed Date:  2008-09-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  s24-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Intergrated Bladder and Bowel Care Services, Devon Primary Care Trust, St Thomas, Exeter.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Equipment Design
Humans
Male
Patient Education as Topic
Penis*
Prostheses and Implants*
Urinary Incontinence / etiology,  nursing,  therapy*

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