UroShield medical device for pain relief from complications inherent in urinary indwelling catheters, such as Foley catheters, and percutaneous nephrostomy tubes. The low frequency therapeutic ultrasound UroShield device helps to reduce the rate of UTI’s and related pain and discomfort, due to its prevention of biofilm formation.
Wearable, battery-powered medical device delivered in a kit including the device, charger and 2x Foley catheter disposable clip-on applicator or the Z-Shield patch for percutaneous nephrostomy. The disposable applicator is thrown away together with the urinary catheter or percutaneous nephrostomy tube upon removal.
The U-Shield disposable applicator is clipped on to the external portion of the Foley catheter, and connected to the portable, AC or battery powered UroShield driver unit which activates the applicator. Once the urinary catheter has been placed into the patient’s bladder, the applicator is clipped on the extra-corporeal part of the catheter and the device is activated.
The Z-Shield patch is an acoustically active stabilization patch designed for percutaneous nephrostomy catheters and similar to the U-Shield, applies low frequency ultrasound to the catheter to treat pain, prevent biofilm and maintain prolonged catheter patency.