Vincenzo Carta

The quality of my Life has really improved

Vincenzo Carta’s quality of life, despite the suffered injuries, has improved substantially since he started to use Bactiguard’s BIP Foley Catheters.

- When I’m in a good mood I don’t even feel that I am using a urinary catheter permanently. It is actually very comfortable, says Vincenzo.

In 2007 Vincenzo Carta, suffered a serious injury at his workplace that injured internal organs of his abdomen. Shortly after he underwent surgery and received his first urinary catheter. While recovering at the intensive care unit he was affected by multi-resistant bacteria. This led to painful recurring urinary tract infections, followed by treatment with very strong antibiotics. In the coming years Vincenzo had sufferd several urinary tract infections time after time, which severly limited his daily life.

The first time he heard about Bactiguard’s BIP Foley Catheters that reduce the risk for urinary tract infections, was in 2010, when the staff at the intensive care unit at the University Polyclinic in Padova in Italy presented it as an option to try out. Ever since then Vincenzo has never stopped using the BIP Foley Catheters.

Due to a variety of health-related issues, the insertion of a urinary catheter is not entirely effortless for Vincenzo. Despite this, he still considers that Bactiguard’s BIP Foley Catheters with latex core and noble metal as well as hydrophilic coating are soft and more comfortable than standard catheters he has used before.

Earlier, when Vincenzo used standard urinary catheters, tests always showed the presence of bacteria causing urinary tract infections.

The reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is, according to Vincenzo, one of the biggest advantages in using Bactiguard’s BIP Foley Catheters. Also being able to reduce the use of strong antibiotics and the comfort of the catheter which has improvid his life quality.

"Right after receiving my first Bactiguard catheter, the following urine tests showed no presence of bacteria strains such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli, which they used to do" says Vincenzo