With so many options for intermittent catheters available on the market today, it’s hard to keep up with the changes and differences between brands and styles, especially if you have used the same type of catheter for many years. That’s why we’re sharing information on the new Cure Hydrophilic catheter – to help you better understand the purpose of hydrophilic catheters as well as the advantages of this new product made by Cure Medical.
What is a hydrophilic catheter?
A hydrophilic catheter is a catheter that has coating that is made slippery when it comes into contact with water. The Cure catheter contains purified water packet that activates the catheter coating and makes the catheter slippery and ready to use.
What’s unique about the Cure Hydrophilic catheter?
- It is the only hydrophilic catheter that features fire polished eyelets and a water packet.
- The water packet contains purified water to ensure instant hydration and prevent staining.
- The catheter features a textured advancer/gripper for to ease insertion.
- The exterior packaging features a tab to adhere to surfaces to ensure ease of use.
- The catheter instantly hydrates for quick use.
- It is DEHP/BPA-free and latex-free.
- The product is currently available in 14-16 French sizes.
Where can I get a sample of the Cure Hydrophilic catheter?
You can ask your current catheter provider for a sample of the new Cure Hydrophilic catheter or request one directly from Cure Medical by visiting their website or calling 1.800.570.1778.
How else does Cure Medical support the wheelchair community?
In addition to their extensive line of intermittent catheters, Cure Medical is the only catheter manufacturer that donates 10% of net income to spinal cord injury research, as part of their lifelong commitment to finding a cure for SCI.
Cure Medical’s commitment to finding a cure is personal for the organization, as the company was founded by C4 quadriplegic Bob Yant. Yant explains, “In 1981 I hit my head on a sandbar and broke my neck, receiving a C-5 injury. I was dependent on others to help me. From the outset of my injury, I wanted to know: ‘How am I going to get out of this?!’
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it’s that persistence is 90-percent of success,” Yant continues. “I was the first person with spinal cord injury to start a retail company in this industry, and I’m the first person with SCI/D to start a manufacturing company of these products. I devote much of my time to raising money for spinal cord injury research. Now, there’s another way you can help make a contribution to help fund cure research.”
That’s one of the reasons why Cure Medical is committed to providing products and services that benefit patients who need to perform intermittent catheterization to empty the bladder.
Only Cure catheters and Cure Catheter Closed Systems are:
- always not made with DEHP or BPA
- always not made with Natural Rubber Latex
- always made with fire-polished eyelets
Cure Medical is also the first and only company to manufacture all of its products without DEHP, a known carcinogen, without latex, a common allergen, and without BPA. A study conducted at Craig Center in Denver found that people with SCI are 100 times more likely to get bladder cancer. To finally have a product on the market that contains no cancer-causing plasticizer or latex is a huge advancement. It may be one important step in staying healthy.
Cure Catheters and Cure Closed Systems have smooth, fire-polished eyelets, so they’re more gentle to use. Many PVC catheters are cold-punched in the manufacturing process; they are not as gentle, which can make routine intermittent catheterization a negative experience. Cure Catheters come in a variety of familiar styles and tip options.
What Cure Users Say
“Much more comfortable than those I used in the hospital”
“Your catheter is the very best, I love your product”
“So soft and smooth I didn’t even feel the catheters insertion! Totally amazing, please keep up the great work.”
“I have not had any bleeding since I switched to Cure”
“I had been hospitalized twice for infections even though I sterilized my catheters. Since I went to single use I have had NO episodes of infection. Cure catheters have actually saved my life.”
“God Bless you for caring”
“With the Cure catheter it is easier and draining is more complete. Thank you for everything you do”
“I haven’t had a bladder infection since I started using them. Just Great!”
“The Cure catheter is a very good product. I will not use any other kind!”
“I have never loved to cath. But it is almost a pleasure to use yours. I love them! I cath like I am supposed to now because it doesn’t hurt anymore. Thank You!!
“I like this product and the causes that this company supports. The more money to support spinal cord research, the more blessings that will come in the future for patients living with SCI.”
FREE Cure Hydrophilic Samples Available to Wheel:Life Readers
For a limited time, Wheel:Life readers can try the new Cure hydrophilic catheter for free! To request a sample of the new Cure hydrophilic catheter, please visit http://curemedical.com/requestsample.html or call 1.800.570.1778.
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