Frequently asked questions

The below section outlines answers to frequently asked questions about the Memokath™ range. For any questions not covered in the below please Contact us.

Products 028 Prostate 044 Urethra 045 Urethra 045 Bladderneck 051 Ureter
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What preparation is needed for the patient? Usually the treatment requires only local anesthesia. Usually the treatment requires only local anesthesia, but general or spinal is necessary if VIU is needed. Usually the treatment requires only local anesthesia, but general or spinal is necessary if VIU is needed. Usually the treatment requires only local anesthesia, but general or spinal is necessary if VIU is needed. In some instances, insertion can be done with local anesthesia but typically general or spinal is needed.
Will patients feel pain during the procedure? Pain levels vary from patient to patient. Often the patient feels discomfort when the stent and warm water is introduced, rather than pain. In this case anastellic gel is often used rather than local anaesthesia. Usually the local anesthesia will protect against pain. If general or spinal anesthesia is necessary, the patient is unlikely to feel pain. Usually the local anesthesia will protect against pain. If general or spinal anaesthesia is necessary the patient is unlikely to feel pain. Usually the local anesthesia will protect against pain. If general or spinal anesthesia is necessary, the patient is unlikely to feel pain. With general or spinal anesthesia, the patient is unlikely to feel pain.
Will patients feel pain after the procedure? Normally the treatment is gentle and without significant pain after, but patients may experience a bit of irritation and blood in the urine after the treatment. Normally the treatment is gentle and without significant pain after, but patients may experience a bit of irritation and blood in the urine after the treatment. Normally the treatment is gentle and without significant pain after, but patients may experience a bit of irritation and blood in the urine after the treatment. Normally the treatment is gentle and without significant pain after, but patients may experience a bit of irritation and blood in the urine after the treatment. Normally the treatment is gentle and without significant pain after, but patients may experience a bit of irritation and blood in the urine after the treatment.
How soon after the insertion can patients return to their lives? Normally the patient returns directly to his or her daily activities after the insertion with resting period. Normally the patient returns directly to his or her daily activities after the insertion with resting period. Normally the patient returns directly to his or her daily activities after the insertion with resting period. Normally the patient returns directly to his or her daily activities after the insertion with resting period. Most often a day of hospitalization with surveillance of any reaction from the insertion is sufficient.
Will the insertion leave any wounds to be healed? Usually no wound needs to heal as the stent in most cases is inserted through the urinary tract. Blood in the urine may appear afterwards. Usually no wound needs to heal as the stent in most cases is inserted through the urinary tract. Blood in the urine may appear afterwards. Usually no wound needs to heal as the stent in most cases is inserted through the urinary tract. Blood in the urine may appear afterwards. Usually no wound needs to heal as the stent in most cases is inserted through the urinary tract. Blood in the urine may appear afterwards. With retrograde insertion through the urinary tract, no wounds need healing. With antegrade insertion a percutaneous wound will need healing.
What cautions should the patients take after insertion? It is advised not to perform any aggressive physical exercise up to two weeks after the insertion. Patients and doctors should be aware not to use a catheter exceeding 12 CH in case of e.g. emergency. It is advised not to perform any aggressive physical exercise up to two weeks after the insertion. Patients and doctors should be aware not to use a catheter exceeding 12 CH in case of e.g. emergency. It is advised not to perform any aggressive physical exercise up to two weeks after the insertion. Patients and doctors should be aware not to use a catheter exceeding 12 CH in case of e.g. emergency. It is advised not to perform any aggressive physical exercise up to two weeks after the insertion. Patients and doctors should be aware not to use a catheter exceeding 12 CH in case of e.g. emergency. It is advised not to perform any aggressive physical exercise up to two weeks after the insertion.
Does the patient risk nickel-allergy from the stent? The stent surface does not contain nickel why there is no risk of nickel-allergy. The stent surface does not contain nickel why there is no risk of nickel-allergy. The stent surface does not contain nickel why there is no risk of nickel-allergy. The stent surface does not contain nickel why there is no risk of nickel-allergy. The stent surface does not contain nickel why there is no risk of nickel-allergy.
How soon after the insertion should I check up on my patients? The regular practice is to follow up the day after the insertion (e.g. over the phone) to ensure sufficient outflow, then after one month and again every six months. The regular practice is to follow up the day after the insertion (e.g. over the phone) to ensure sufficient outflow, then after one month and again every six months./td> The regular practice is to follow up the day after the insertion (e.g. over the phone) to ensure sufficient outflow, then after one month and again every six months. The regular practice is to follow up the day after the insertion (e.g. over the phone) to ensure sufficient outflow, then after one month and again every six months. Follow-up is critical to confirm sufficient urinary outflow. It is typically done through renography or x-ray and should be timed based on patient history.
What measures can be taken to minimize risk of encrustation? Drinking plenty of water is believed to lessen risk of stent encrustation. If encrusted the stent can be easily exchanged with a new one or removed altogether. Drinking plenty of water is believed to lessen risk of stent encrustation. If encrusted the stent can be easily exchanged with a new one or removed altogether. Drinking plenty of water is believed to lessen risk of stent encrustation. If encrusted the stent can be easily exchanged with a new one or removed altogether. Drinking plenty of water is believed to lessen risk of stent encrustation. If encrusted the stent can be easily exchanged with a new one or removed altogether. Drinking plenty of water is believed to lessen risk of stent encrustation. If encrusted the stent can be easily exchanged with a new one or removed altogether.
What measures can be taken to minimize risk of migration? Dilatation is normally not done with MK028. If hesitant between sizes always choose the longer stent Risk of migration can be minimized in some cases by avoiding dilation above 26 CH when needed. If hesitant between sizes always choose the longer stent. Risk of migration can be minimized in some cases by avoiding dilation above 26 CH when needed. If hesitant between sizes always choose the longer stent. Risk of migration can be minimized in some cases by avoiding dilation above 26 CH when needed. If hesitant between sizes always choose the longer stent. For PUJ-cases a higher rate of migration should be expected. Also, in case balloon dilatation is needed for insertion, avoid dilatation above 14 CH.
How quickly will I learn the insertion technique? The insertion technique is simple and is learnt by some after the first time. Either way, our product specialists will accompany you, until you are completely confident with inserting on your own. The insertion technique is simple and is learnt by some after the first time. Either way, our product specialists will accompany you, until you are completely confident with inserting on your own. The insertion technique is simple and is learnt by some after the first time. Either way, our product specialists will accompany you, until you are completely confident with inserting on your own. The insertion technique is simple and is learnt by some after the first time. Either way, our product specialists will accompany you, until you are completely confident with inserting on your own. The insertion technique is simple and is learnt by some after the first time. Either way, our product specialists will accompany you, until you are completely confident with inserting on your own.
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