Reduces pain and discomfort associated with urinary catheter use
Prevents biofilm formation and decreases urinary tract bacteriuria/infection
Decreases catheter related trauma
Increases antibiotic efficacy
Treating urinary tract infections
Catheter related injury (soft tissue trauma and catheter associated urinary tract infection, CAUTI) is one of the leading nosocomial complications which cause patient morbidity and mortality, prolonged urinary catheterization and adds substantially to the cost of medical care.
The UroShield system is a multi-targeting solution intended to work against a number of factors that are essential in preventing catheter related complications. The UroShield Reduces pain and discomfort associated with urinary catheter use, decreases catheter related trauma, diminishes bacteriuria by prevention of biofilm formation and increases antibiotic efficacy.
The clip-on UroShield can be attached to all external urinary tract catheters providing spasm relief, catheter pain reduction and turning the catheter into an active therapeutic device.
* See UroShield Scientific References
Patients treated with the UroShield have less catheter related pain and discomfort, require less anti-pain and anti-spasmotic medications and require less nursing attention.
We used the UroShield in our department and out patient clinic in patients that required an indwelling urinary catheter due to various conditions such as urological procedures and urinary retention. Patients treated with the UroShield have less catheter related pain and discomfort, require less anti-pain and anti-spasmotic medications and require less nursing attention. This results in enhanced patient comfort and lower overall costs. The product is simple to use and maintain. It is a great new tool in our arsenal to help our patients.
STANDARD UROSHIELD FOR INDWELLING URINARY CATHETERS; UroShield is the first medical device on the market that is intended to prevent bacterial biofilm, increase antibiotic efficacy and decrease pain and discomfort associated with urinary catheter use. It can be used with any type of indwelling urinary catheter regardless of the material or coating. The UroShield consists of a disposable UroShield clip-on element that is placed onto the external portion of the Foley catheter in addition to a driver unit, to which the disposable connects.
The UroShield family of products has been expended to include two active stabilization patches. The Z-Shield for Percutaneous Nephrosotmy catheters and the S-Shield for Suprapubic Cystostomy catheters.
UroShield has been shown to be safe in clinical trials and has been shown to prevent urinary catheter related injury. UroShield has received CE Mark and is used in clinical trials in Germany* and Israel.
Modifications of UroShield have been made enabling placement on the entire spectrum of indwelling urinary catheters including supra-pubic cystostomy and percutaneous nephrostomy catheters. These two devices consist of the ultrasound transducer embodied in an adhesive stabilization patch, especially designed to fit the anatomy of each site.
Z-SHIELD FOR PERCUTANEOUS NEPHROSTOMY; The Z-Shield patch is an acoustically active stabilization patch designed for percutaneous nephrostomy catheters and applies low frequency ultrasound to the nephrostomy tube to decrease biofilm and maintain patency. At the same time the Z-Shield patch administers low frequency ultrasound to the puncture site to decrease pain and discomfort associated with percutaneous tubes (e.g. nephrostomy) These tubes cause a marked decrease in quality of life for patients as well as frequently precipitate urgent medical need to maintain tube patency or to exchange the tube for a new one.
Z-Shield: acoustically active stabilization patch for percutaneous nephrostomy