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Introducing the Duette™ Catheter from Poiesis Medical

Duette IntroductionMany amazing breakthroughs and discoveries in the field of medicine have paved the way for a brighter tomorrow, not just for patients, but for the various medical industries and agencies that work hand in hand in the name of medicine. Many companies work day and night to study, manufacture, and provide safer and more comfortable products that will assist a patient in his or her activities of daily living. Poiesis Medical is one of these companies that has persevered in finding a solution to one of the most troublesome medical problems that many patients face, which is bladder wall damage caused by an indwelling catheter. More than 20 years ago, one brilliant urologist named Dr. Bruce Wiita, realized that there was a great need for improvements to be made to the Foley indwelling catheter. Dr. Wiita saw numerous cases of UTIs (urinary tract infections) over the years from patients using indwelling catheters and he believed that there had to be some correlation between the two. He also observed that there were a large amount of complaints from patients about how uncomfortable it was to use an indwelling catheter. This prompted him to research deeper about the adverse effects of using an indwelling Foley catheter, the correlation between the Foley catheter and UTIs, and a solution to these problems. Dr. Wiita began to research and study the negative effects of the Foley catheter and realized that the underlining problem with Foley catheters is that they cause extreme damage to the bladder's defensive mucosal lining, which in return leads to many other complications. He also realized that the Foley catheter is one of the most prominent factors that lead to urinary tract infections, especially infections that are related to catheter insertion.

Due to Dr. Wiita's extensive studies and research, Poiesis Medical came up with yet another amazing and world-class breakthrough that promises to provide a more comfortable alternative to the typical indwelling catheter. The Duette™ catheter created by Poiesis Medical is by far, the world’s safest and most comfortable urinary drainage technology. Patients and doctors will never have to worry about infection and torn soft bladder tissue again! TheDuette™ urinary catheter is the very first of its kind that is equipped with a dual balloon design to lessen the risk of injuries and tears to the soft mucosal lining of the bladder. Trauma to the inner cystic wall should be the least of an immobile patient’s problems and because the Duette™ is equipped with a soft balloon design, it acts as a cushion, which is made to cut down the countless injury-related adverse effects of the generic Foley catheter.

A host of clinical adverse effects from the Foley catheter include septicemia, bladder spasms, CAUTIs (catheter-associated urinary tract infections), and in worse cases, cancer of the bladder. One of the biggest flaws with the Foley catheter is that the tip of the catheter causes enormous damage to the bladder wall. However, the Duette™ catheter not only has a balloon to hold it in place, but it also has a second balloon around the tip of the catheter to prevent damage to the bladder wall. This second balloon also provides increased comfort to the patient using the indwelling catheter. Another flaw with the Foley catheter is that the drainage eye tends to suck in mucous membranes from the bladder's mucosal lining during urine drainage, which can then produce pus or blood in the urine. Elevated levels of pus during urine analysis readings can also be triggered by the standard Foley catheter itself, due to the damage caused from the tip of the catheter digging into the bladder wall lining. Unlike the typical Foley catheter, the Duette™ catheter has a drainage eye placed securely between the two balloons on the tip of the product, and will therefore prevent the drainage eye from sucking in delicate mucous membranes from the inner bladder’s wall lining during drainage of urine. The two balloons help to expand the bladder and prevent the wall from being able to be suctioned into the drainage eye. Perhaps one of the best features that the Duette™ catheter can offer is that even if it looks like a very complex product compared to the simple shaft-and-inflatable balloon appearance of the generic Foley catheter, it is designed to be inserted and drawn out in the same manner as with a Foley catheter. This makes the Duette™ catheter easy to insert into a patient and it requires little to no training at all if a medical facility opts to use the Duette™ as part of their protocol.

Some of the injuries and adverse effects caused by the Foley catheter such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections, hematuria (urine in the blood), pus in the urine, and inflammation of the inner lining of the bladder wall can all be avoided by using the Duette™ catheter instead. Adverse effects from the Foley catheter may cause swelling, pain, a burning sensation during urination or blockage of urine, but you will not experience these symptoms when using the Duette™. The adverse effects of the Foley catheter are just some of the things that improper catheter insertion can cause to a patient, but a healthcare provider can definitely prevent these complications by using Duette™ catheters instead of traditional Foley catheters.


  • Clinical Evidence – Healing Bladder Trauma with the Duette™

    The following video is an update to our video, "Clinical Evidence - Reducing Bladder Trauma with the Duette™ . It compares bladder trauma after 60 days with a Duette™ to bladder trauma after 30 days with a Foley Catheter Launch Video... Read More.

  • The Duette™ Difference

    Poiesis Medical, with the assistance of Professor Roger Feneley of the BioMed Center at the Bristol Urological Institute, illuminates the problems and risk associated with the use of traditional Foley type catheters and the benefits of its advanced, dual balloon Duette™ Launch Video... Read More.

  • Inside the Bladder: Damage Caused by Foley Catheters

    Clinical studies have indicated that the Foley catheter design can cause damage to the bladder. With these photographs, Poiesis Medical has been able to elucidate what that damage is and why it's time for new solutions.... Launch Slideshow.