The UroShieldTM is a low frequency ultrasound therapeutic medical device, to prevent pain and infection associated with indwelling urinary catheters. The UroShield relieves the pain and discomfort associated with indwelling urinary catheter use, decreases catheter-related trauma, diminishes bacteriuria by preventing the formation of biofilm and encrustration, and increasing the efficacy of antibiotics. It therefore reduces the pain and discomfort associated with the long-term use of indwelling urinary catheters.
UroShield™ for Infection Reduction for Patients with Indwelling Urinary Catheters
The UroShield is unique in that it helps to reduce the number of infections in patients using indwelling urinary catheters. Infections are typically caused by a build up in bacterial biofilm which encrusts the catheter and causes the pain associated with urinary infections.
The UroShield will also increase the antibiotic efficacy and hence decrease the pain and discomfort associated with indwelling urinary catheters. It can be used with any type of indwelling urinary catheter regardless of the material or coating, providing pain and spasm relief and turning urinary catheters into an active therapeutic device.
Soft tissue trauma and infections plague indwelling urinary catheters and is one of the leading patient nosocomial complications leading to patient morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospitalization and therefore adding substantial medical care costs. By reducing the number of episodes, significant medical care cost savings can be made.