Urinary diversions after radical cystectomy (RC) have a significant impact on quality of life and body image. Particularly for orthotopic neobladder (ONB), the rate of continence, urinary retention and urinary tract infections can impact on patient's quality of life. The aim of this study is to investigate whether early clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) might improve functional outcomes, continence status, and reduce the incidence of UTIs in patients with ONB.
Impact of early self-clean intermittent catheterization in orthotopic ileal neobladder: prospective randomized study to evaluate functional outcomes, continence status and urinary tract infections / Al Salhi, Yazan; Fuschi, Andrea; Martoccia, Alessia; DE Nunzio, Cosimo; Bozzini, Giogrio; Sciarra, Alessandro; Maggi, Martina; Illiano, Ester; Costantini, Elisabetta; Asimakopoulos, Anastasios; Carbone, Antonio; Pastore, Antonio L. - In: MINERVA UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY. - ISSN 2724-6442. - (2022). [10.23736/S2724-6051.22.04944-8]