A urinary tract infection (UTI) is not the only medical problem that uses catheter system, there are other two common body abnormalities that demand this drainage system too, in helping to manage body fluid build up. These conditions are pleural effusions, which is the build up of water in the lungs and malignant ascites that refers to the accumulation of fluid within the peritoneal cavity. Unlike pleural effusions and malignant ascites, bladder infections are a very common condition affecting the elderly, often demanding the use of disposable underpads and diapers for adults.
Generally, the three fluid related conditions share one thing in common, that is the use of the pleurx catheter that has helped many patients take control of their conditions. In fact, it is estimated that over 300,000 patients have used