Intermittent Catheterization of Urinary Bladder – Indications, Technique,
Krhut J., 1Zachoval R., 2Ženíšek J., 3Hanuš T., 3Zámečník L.
Urologické oddělení FnsP, Ostrava – Poruba 1Urologická klinika 3. LF UK a FNKV, Praha 2Urologické oddělení Nemocnice České Budějovice 3Urologická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha
The intermittent catheterization technique is considered at present to be one of pillars of the therapy of lower urinary
tract dysfunction. The technique gradually became used also in the treatment of some non-neurogenic voiding dysfunctions.
There are many ways, how the intermittent catheterization could be performed (methodology, catheter
material and type, lubrication type and method, catheterization frequency). Authors provide an overview of present
indications to use the treatment; they describe individual techniques and draw attention to the possible complications
and their solution. Next they emphasize the necessity of individual approach to intermittent catheterization technique
in individual patients in the broader context of general concept of treatment.
lower urinary tract dysfunction, urinary catheter, autocatheterization, urinary bladder evacuation.