Who are candidates for intermittent catheterization for neurogenic bladder?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Candidates for intermittent catheterization must have motivation and intact physical and cognitive abilities. Anyone with good manual dexterity and an accessible urethra can perform self-catheterization. Young children and the older population are able to do this every day without problems. For individuals who are unable to self-catheterize, a home caregiver or a visiting nurse can be instructed to perform intermittent catheterization. Self-catheterization may be performed almost anywhere, including at home and at work.


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