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Urethrotech UCD®
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Video Training Resources

Product Demonstration

Step-by-step demonstration on how to prepare and use the UCD-catheter.


Clinical Research Projects

“Safe access for bladder entry (SAFE) in transgender men following penile reconstruction: a randomised controlled trial”

IRAS ID: 268621 | University College London Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust

Inserting a urinary catheter in transgender men following penile reconstruction is difficult and usually requires specialist input. Specialist input may not always be readily available and clinicians may resort to suprapubic catheterisation with the associated risk of injury to the bowel or blood vessels. There is a need for an evidence-based protocol to guide clinicians faced with having to catheterise one of these patients. We will evaluate how successful a specialised catheter (Urethrotech UCD®) is compared with a standard Foley catheter for catheterisation of these patients.

“Catheterisation safety target of Plan-B approach (STOP-B): Evaluation of a new Urethral Catheterisation Device to manage difficult urethral catheterisation in men attending the Emergency Department”

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Urinary catheters are placed most frequently in Emergency Rooms. When difficult catheterisation is encountered, lack of immediate specialist services can transform a simple procedure into a stressful emergency. Repeated attempts can lead to urethral injury with the risk of severe bleeding and urinary sepsis. We evaluate a new catheterisation algorithm in the acute care setting which provides frontline healthcare professionals with a purpose-designed Plan-B catheter with integrated guidewire to solve a difficult catheterisation episodes in a rational and cost-effective way to improve patient care.

Peer-reviewed Publications

World J Urol. 2019; 37(4): 595–600. DOI:10.1007/s00345-018-2

Safety & Effectiveness Study

Publication on the clinical safety and effectiveness using the Urethrotech UCD® in men undergoing cardiac surgery.

Int J Urol Nurs. 2020;1–7. DOI: 10.1111/ijun.12228

Nurse Practice Development

Difficult urethral catheterisation cases can be safely and efficiently managed with the Urethrotech UCD® in Nurse-led ‘catheter change’ and ‘TWOC clinics’ .

Presentations at International Meetings

» BAUS 2019 «
“A new Urethral Catheterisation Device for safe urethral catheterization in difficult cases”

Problematic urethral catheterisation may be painful and associated with complications. For the urologist it is a significant and time-consuming workload which can occur at any time of day or night. It is also associated with significant costs especially in an emergency situation. …

» AUA 2019 «
Managing difficult catheter placement in complex urethroplasty …

Problematic urethral catheterization before or immediately after complex genitourinary reconstructive surgery (GURS) can be a difficult scenario even for expert surgeons in an operation room environment. The reconstructed lower urinary tract may be tortuous such as in FTM-gender ..

» AUA 2019 «
Urologic Care for the Advanced Practice Provider Course

Oral Presentation: “Advanced Male Urethral Catheterisation (AMUC) Course – Development and Implementation”

» EAUN 2019 «
Poster Presentation

“Incidence of difficult re-catheterisation in Nurse-led Trial Without Catheter (TWOC) and catheter change clinics: Does the re-catheterisation using a guide wire make a difference?”

» SCTS 2019 «
A New Urethral Catheterisation Device to Solve Difficult Urethral Catheterization in Men Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Pre-operative difficult urethral catheterisation is a significant risks of patient harm due to required peri-operative anticoagulation. This cohort study investigated the incidence of adverse events comparing standard Foley-catheterisation and UCD-catheterisation …

» BAUN 2018 «
Poster Presentation

“Incidence of difficult re-catheterisation in Nurse-led Trial Without Catheter (TWOC) and catheter change clinics: Does re-catheterisation using a guidewire make a difference?”

» EAUN 2018 «
Video Presentation

“Prevention of catheterization trauma by adopting a new Urethral Catheterisation Device (UCD)”

» BAUN 2018 «
Plenary Presentation

“Incidence of difficult re-catheterisation in Nurse-led Trial Without Catheter (TWOC) and Catheter Change clinics: Does re-catheterisation using a guidewire make a difference?”

» SIU 2017 «
Use of a new Urethral Catheterisation Device (UCD) to reduce the risks of urethral trauma due to urethral catheterisation

Up to 25% of hospitalised patients undergo routine urethral catheterization during their inpatient stay and approximately 0.3% will sustain iatrogenic urethral trauma during the catheter placement resulting in bleeding, false passage and stricture formation …

» BAUS 2017 «
Poster Presentation

Urethrotech has developed a ‘ready-to-use’ medical device for difficult urethral catheterisation …