There is no question your life will change after a spinal cord injury (SCI). While slight fluctuations in body temperature throughout the day are normal, a person with a spinal cord injury may have difficulty staying warm when the temperature drops. Individuals with a SCI may have reduced sensitivity to changes in heat or cold especially if they have poor circulation or a lack of sensation below the level of injury.
An indwelling catheter, or Foley catheter, is a thin, flexible tube placed in your bladder and connected to drainage bag for urine collection. It is different from intermittent catheterization, because the catheter is left in place to continually drain urine into a collection bag. Some people have an indwelling catheter placed through the urethra. Others may have their catheter inserted through a surgically created opening in the lower abdomen, also known as a suprapubic catheter.
The Adult Division Executive Committee of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) has announced the 2021-22 February Power Rankings for Adult Division I, Adult Division II and Adult Division III. These are the third set of power rankings released for the Adult Division in the 2021-22 NWBA season.
The final set of rankings, that will serve as seedings for national tournaments, will be published on Tuesday, March 22.
Coloplast has been providing products and services for personal medical conditions since the company was first established in 1957. It was their compassion for others and their desire to help that drove the founders to manufacture the first adhesive ostomy bag.
Hollister Incorporated is one of the most respected medical supply companies in the industry. They offer advanced products for ostomy care from globally popular product lines like the CeraPlus™ advanced portfolio of products and the New Image™ line of pouching systems.
Catheter supplies are used by people who have difficulty urinating and need assistance eliminating urine from their bodies. Urinary problems that require urology supplies can be caused by nerve damage, a blockage in the urethra, an enlarged prostate, injury, or illness.
Incontinence is a medical condition resulting in loss of bladder or bowel control. Millions of Americans deal with incontinence on a daily basis. As a leader amongst incontinence supply companies, ABC Medical understands the importance of finding the right products for your lifestyle. This is why we provide the opportunity to sample products before purchasing at no additional cost. Samples are packaged discreetly and conveniently delivered to your door. Continue reading to learn about some of the incontinence supplies available at ABC Medical.
Male external catheters, also known as condom catheters, are a treatment option for men with urinary incontinence. Users apply the external catheter on the outside of the penis and connect it to a leg bag or beside drainage bag to collect urine. External catheters may be a good option for men with uncontrollable urinary incontinence and leakage. Below, we explain the fundamentals of condom catheters so you can make an informed decision on managing urinary incontinence.