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    Whether you are a long time catheter user or simply require it once, Duette™ is designed with all patients in mind!

Research & Education

The Duette™  relies on its third party studies to show how it has addressed adverse events from Foley urinary catheterization, providing better patient care and improved outcomes while attempting to reduce health care costs.

A healthy bladder wall is made up of layers that are clinically documented to have anti-bacterial properties that resist infection; the mechanical irritation of the bladder that occurs by introducing a traditional Foley catheter damages the wall thereby disrupting these innate defenses

The emptying bladder collapses on the exposed Foley tip results in trauma that breaks down the protective lining of the bladder wall. This damage is compounded by the exposed drainage eyes which result in the wall being aspirated into the eyes. This can result in:

  • Painful bladder spasms and urine leakage around the Foley catheter
  • Increased incidents of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)
  • An increased degree of sepsis
  • For chronic, long term uses of Foley catheters, an increased risk of cancer

“The fundamental reason catheterized patients are so vulnerable to infection is that the catheter violates the integrity of the defense systems that normally protect the bladder against infection. The indwelling Foley undermines this system.”

-An indwelling urinary catheter for the 21st Century, Roger C.L. Fenely, Calvin M.Kunin and David J. Stickler, 2011

If you would like additional usage information, please see the below documentation:

Duette Instructions for Use
Duette™ Catheter Care Guide

SPI Health 101: How to Prevent UTIs and Bladder Cancer

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