BLYH PRODUCTS WILL PROVIDE AN EXTERNAL URINARY CATHETER FOR WOMEN WITH URINARY INCONTINENCE.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4870
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Blyh Products
2102 Dunstan, Houston, TX, 77005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JOAN H HUMPHREYS
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(713) 520-1778
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
BLYH PRODUCTS WILL PROVIDE AN EXTERNAL URINARY CATHETER FOR WOMEN WITH URINARY INCONTINENCE. ITS USE CIRCUMVENTS THE RISK OF INFECTION ASSOCIATED WITH INDWELLING CATHETERIZATIONOF THE URINARY TRACT. THE UNIQUE DESIGN OF THE DEVICE MAKESIT CONFORM TO THE INDIVIDUAL WEARER SO THAT IT DOES NOT HAVETO BE CUSTOM MADE. IT IS SIMPLE TO APPLY AND DOES NOT HINDER THE WEARER FROM SITTING, STANDING, OR OTHER ACTIVITY.THE PRESENT CATHETER DESIGN IS A MODIFICATION OF THE PROTO- TYPE INVENTED IN 1982. THE CATHETER IS APPLIED TO THE PERIURETHRAL TISSUES BY AN ADHESIVE SIMILAR TO THAT USED IN OSTOMY PRODUCTS. A SECOND PIECE OF THE SAME ADHESIVE APPLIED TO THE EXTERNAL ASPECTS OF THE LABIA MINORA STABILI-ZES THE DEVICE. URINE FLOWS OUT THROUGH TUBING TO A COLLECTION BAG. THE CATHETER THUS CONSTITUTES A NONINVASIVEMETHOD OF CLOSED SYSTEM URINARY DRAINAGE. THE IMMEDIATE GOAL OF PHASE I IS TO ASSESS THE DESIGN IN A SERIES OF 50 INTENSIVE CARE PATIENTS. REFINEMENTS WILL BE MADE AS NEEDEDTO OPTIMIZE EASE OF APPLICATION, CONFORMABILITY TO THE INDIVIDUAL PATIENT, AND LEAK-FREE COLLECTION OF URINE. IN PHASE II, THE RATE OF URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS AMONG PATIENTS WEARING THE DEVICE WILL BE COMPARED TO THAT OF PATIENTS WITH INDWELLING CATHETERS.

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