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No matter where you are—at home or on the go—VaPro™ catheters offer you many options to fit your lifestyle and meet your needs.
The latest patient satisfaction study explored real-world preferences associated with using VaPro™ catheters. 25 participants from 5 countries (UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the US) were interviewed to assess the perceived advantages of VaPro™ catheters compared to other intermittent catheters. All interviewees had experiences with other intermittent catheters and changed to VaPro™ catheters.
The protective tip works to greatly reduce the risk of bacteria being carried into the urinary tract during the insertion process. This illustration demonstrates its effectiveness using the male anatomy.
The catheter is advanced into the protective tip, and then the protective tip is inserted into the urethra.
Read the summary of clinical and laboratory evidence demonstrating that the protective tip has been shown to reduce the introduction of bacteria to the urinary tract. Reducing the introduction of bacteria may help reduce the risk of catheter associated UTIs.
The VaPro™ catheter sleeve material passes the ASTM F1671 test, providing assurance that it protects against pathogens that may cause UTIs.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards tor a wide range of materials. ASTM has also conducted and published approximately 6000 test methods to date.
ASTM F1671 is a pass or fail test designed to determine if protective materials prevent the transmission of blood-borne pathogens.
VaPro™ catheter sleeve material was tested. In the test, one side of the sleeve material was exposed to a solution containing a type of virus called bacteriophage. Results showed that the viruses did not pass through the sleeve material.
Read the summary of an additional laboratory study which showed that intermittent catheters with the sleeve helped reduce the potential for external contamination during preparation and insertion of an intermittent catheter. This reduction may help reduce the risk of bacteria entering the bladder.
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