Urinary Retention (cont.)

Hope through research

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has many research programs aimed at finding and improving treatments for urinary disorders. Researchers supported by the NIDDK are working to develop methods for preventing UTIs in patients who must use urinary catheters. One team of researchers is developing a catheter that gradually releases an antiseptic agent while it stays in the urinary tract. Another team is studying the use of benign bacteria on a catheter to inhibit the growth of disease-causing bacteria.

For more information

American Urological Association Foundation
1000 Corporate Boulevard Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: 1–866–RING–AUA (746–4282) or 410–689–3700
Email: patienteducation@auafoundation.org
Internet: www.auafoundation.org

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
P.O. Box 56
East Holly Avenue Pitman, NJ 08071–0056
Phone: 1–888–TAP–SUNA (827–7862) or 856–256–2335
Email: suna@ajj.com
Internet: www.suna.org

Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology


National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH. Last update: 10/1/2007

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/18/2014

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