Spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI&D) cause significant impairment of the lower urinary tract called neurogenic bladder dysfunction. This condition affects the vast majority of individuals with SCI&D [1]. Furthermore, many individuals who void spontaneously may be doing so in an obstructed manner because their injuries have resulted in a lack of coordination between the urinary sphincter and the bladder known as detrusor sphincter dyssynergia [2]. Thus, in many individuals with SCI&D, spontaneous voiding may be impossible or associated with dangerously high pressures. These elevated pressures are a risk factor for kidney failure [3]. As a result, many individuals with SCI&D must use catheters to help empty their bladders in a safe and effective manner.

The simplest method for long-term management of neurogenic bladder is placement of an indwelling catheter into the urinary bladder that can be changed every...

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