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Catheterization


Catheterization
Clean intermittent self catheterization is the process of introducing a catheter into the bladder by oneself. The goal of intermittent catheterization is to help prevent urinary tract infections for anyone who is unable to properly empty their bladder.


Review Date: 9/3/2010
Reviewed By: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital; Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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