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Comparison of silicone foley catheter and latex foley catheter

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Author : Joe Wong
Update time : 2020-12-30 09:56:02
Comparison of silicone foley catheter and latex foley catheter

The silicone foley catheter has the characteristics of smooth surface, thin wall, soft, relatively thick inner diameter, fast urine flow, hard to form scale, hard to block, and low irritation to people. It is confirmed by scientific experiments that silicone catheters should be the first choice for indwelling catheters, followed by latex catheters. Silicone foley catheters have the advantages of reducing the incidence of infection and reducing the irritation of the urinary tract, its advantage over latex foley catheter is as follows:

 
 Silicone Foley Catheter         Latex Foley Catheter
1. Silicone material is one of the four materials recognized by the WHO as being permanently retained in the human body.

2. Pure silicone rubber has good biocompatibility. The product is extremely soft, non-irritating to patients, and has no allergic reaction, but the price is a bit higher than latex catheters.

3. The silicone urinary catheter has a wide inner diameter, and the internal lumen will not form calcium or precipitation, which will cause the drainage to be blocked, which completely solves the problem of difficult extubation caused by the blockage of the catheter.

4. It is suitable for medium and long-term indwelling catheterization in the human body, the longest indwelling time is 29 days, which can avoid multiple intubation, reduce and reduce the patient's pain and the occurrence of urinary tract cross infection.
1. The product is soft in texture and relatively low in price. However, the catheter made of soft materials such as latex is too soft and it is very difficult for medical staff to operate it and it is difficult to smoothly insert it into the bladder.

2. The inner diameter of latex tube is narrow and long-term use of latex catheter is easy to cause the formation of cladding. It is formed by the precipitation of mineral salt in the urine on the urinary tube, causing calcium and precipitation on the internal lumen, which is not conducive to drainage. Will cause reintubation. If the catheter is blocked, it will be difficult to extubate the catheter.

3. There is a cytotoxic reaction. The latex catheter contains a substance toxic to cells in the body cavity. Urethritis is a common cross-infection after catheterization, which can lead to urethral stricture; latex tissue is very irritating. Can cause allergic reactions.

4. It is suitable for short-term indwelling catheterization of the human body. Generally, the indwelling time is 24 hours. For long-term indwelling catheterization patients, it will cause multiple intubations, which will increase the cost and increase patient pain and urinary tract cross infection.