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Duette Catheters

Has anyone found a place yet to get these new caths? There DUETTE!!

They have 2 balloons on the cath close together with the drain hole between the 2 balloons  would love to try them out, read a few things about them and they sound great, best thing to hit the market in a long time!
easy6delta easy6delta 61-65, M 5 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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Thanks for the info on were to get the new cath//duette they are great been using one and no problem with it at all.It does keep bladder walls away from drain ports!!
THANKS for the info will place another soon from BYRAM MED.

Ally Medical has these catheters and are the only supplier of them, you can get them with a physicians verbal consent through phone.
That's the only way to get them, and they're only available in the US apparently.

In my experience with a foley & bag, when the bag is well below my bladder, the siphoning suction action hurts inside my bladder. I think the drain holes in the cath are pulling little patches of the bladder wall in and pinching me. The duette would stop that I hope. Meanwhile I might try a "short tip" type - see my reply to corvan's comment.

I\'ve had the same experience. Usually, I keep the bag a little above my bladder....depending on the effect I want, sometimes a couple of feet. This keeps the suction from pulling on the walls of the bladder. In addition, a little back pressure keeps the bladder from clenching down so much on the balloon when it contracts...some times that gets to be a little uncomfortable.

if you're a member of 21ccp (21st century catheter project) out of England, that's where the most info on these is located. Currently undergoing trials in the UK, not available in the USA at all, and UK currently only via trial participants. Main thing they're going to be watching is that the double balloon arrangement makes for larger retained unvoided urine volume, as well as a bit more discomfort on removal - especially if left in place more than a few days where the balloons take on a 'memory' and don't deflate fully.

Any info on the new caths sure is helpful!!!

I\'ve discovered an interesting experience when deflating catheters.....after fully deflating, I return about 1cc back into the balloon. That gives just enough resistance to make the removal interesting. I use 30 fr. It also seems to make the urethra open just enough that the eyelets of the cath don\'t drag....less irritating. This is not a professional opinion....just my experience.

I've been following a thread on these over at another site, I agree, they sound wonderful. So far I haven't found them available anywhere though. Can't wait to try one out!

Great to hear that others are looking for them also, If and when I find a place to buy will surly post that info! In the mean time i'm using the bard caths silicon coated 20fr and the eyes of the cath are very near the end of cath with the balloon close to the end also!! They work better than the others that are far away fro tip of cath.
Anyway the Bard work great for me, but the Duette would be fantastic!!
Let us all know if ya find any out there!
Take Care

\"the eyes of the cath are very near the end of cath with the balloon close to the end also!!\" - Think they list that type as \"short tip\", so look for that when you are ordering ...