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Please provide a custom audition, other auditions will not be considered for this project. 2016-11-16 11:38:12 GMT 2016-11-23 06:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 12 11 0 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 50 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 12 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
Since its introduction in the 1930s, the Foley catheter’s balloon configuration has remained unchanged, and is the current standard of care despite the dysfunctional design which causes infections and other complications regardless of improved clinical protocols and manufacturing materials.
The Foley catheter is inserted into the urethra and the balloon is activated through a side channel by a sterile syringe containing an ampoule of water. The Foley catheter can be accidentally activated inside the urethra or bladder neck or the balloon can fail to properly deflate causing serious complications and even death. The catheter’s lumen are located above the balloon so residual urine is always present. Residual urine is the leading cause of the Foley Catheter’s high rate of infection, even with antiseptic coatings. Furthermore, the weight of the balloon irritates the trigone, giving the patient the constant urge to urinate. Both residual urine and irritation contribute to catheter associated urinary tract infections and bladder spasms. To remove the Foley catheter, an additional sterile syringe is required to extract the water and deflate the balloon.
The LotusCatheter evolved from a desire to address the shortcomings of the Foley catheter by inventing an indwelling catheter without an inflatable balloon that minimizes infection and is also more comfortable for the patient.
When the LotusCatheter is inserted into the balder, the lumen rest at the bladder neck to ensure complete drainage, thereby decreasing incidence of infection. The LotusCatheter’s soft drainage lumen resist inadvertent activation inside the urethra. The LotusCatheter’s retaining drainage lumen are compressible for patient safety, and in the event of accidental dislodgment or misplacement, greatly minimize bladder and urethra trauma. In addition, the LotusCatheter’s lightweight lumen design increases patient comfort as it rests on the trigone. The LotusCatheter’s self-contained activating mechanism is easier to operate and decreases the volume of medical waste.
Overall, the LotusCatheter is simpler, safer, and easier to use than the current standard of care.
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