As seen in Wheel:Life – Parents only want what’s best for their children and keeping them safe from harmful chemicals is becoming an everyday battle. This is especially true for parents whose children use wheelchairs.
Kids who have Spina Bifida, for example, may be allergic to latex and other chemicals.
Children often have more severe allergic reactions than adults do, and this is due to their body size. A small amount of allergy-inducing substance often has a higher impact on a 40-lb. child than it will on a 200-lb. man.
Finding the right catheter that works for your child can be frustrating, especially when you’re trying to find one that’s safe, easy to use and chemical-free.
That’s why Cure Medical offers a DEHP-free and latex-free pediatric catheter for those who are mindful about chemical or allergen exposure.
Introducing the Cure Pediatric Catheter
Founded by quadriplegic Bob Yant, Cure Medical cares about the quality of their products and the quality of life for people who use them. This is why Cure went above and beyond, and took extra steps to ensure their consumers were getting the most-reviewed and approved pediatric catheter on the market.
The Cure Pediatric Catheter is the first of its kind and the only FDA-approved pediatric catheter available to consumers.
These single-use catheters are made without DEHP, BPA and Natural Rubber Latex.
Cure Medical CEO John Anderson says, “When we submitted our pediatric catheter for FDA review, they told us we were the first company to ever ask for consideration and approval for a catheter made specifically for children.”
DEHP is a type of toxin that was often used in the past to soften plastics.
This chemical was removed and banned from being used children’s toys due to its ability to be absorbed through the mouth and skin. DEHP can cause serious health concerns for some individuals, and has even been listed as a chemical that can cause cancer.
Several kinds of medical devices, including some catheters, still contain DEHP — and this is legal. However, if you can avoid these chemicals all together, there’s no reason not to.
Anderson explains, “The use of DEHP in catheters creates a number health risks including patient exposure to hazardous chemicals which leaches from vinyl medical devices.”
As it is made without DEHP, the Cure Medical Pediatric Catheter is also a comfortable and safe option that can be easily inserted and removed.
Its straight tip and fire-polished eyelets allow for insertion and removal without discomfort. Urine flow during catheterization can be easily directed into the toilet with the pediatric catheter funnel ends. The Cure Pediatric catheter sizes range from 8 French to 12 French.
“When there’s options available to create intermittent catheters for kids that work just as well as those made with standard chemicals, there’s really just no reason to use these chemicals anymore if you can avoid it. Cure Medical believes it’s the right thing to do, so we made the decision to go without DEHP on our pediatric catheter line,” Anderson adds.
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Paying It Forward By Choosing Cure Medical
Cure Medical also supports neurologic research in search for solutions for spinal cord injuries and central nervous system disorders. This is what truly sets Cure Medical apart from other catheter manufacturers.
Founded by quadriplegic Bob Yant in 2008, Cure Medical strives to improve lifestyle options for catheter users by putting their money where their mouth is. Yant is a C4/C5 spinal cord injury survivor, whose injury was caused by a diving accident in Newport Beach, CA when he was 19 years old.
As Yant became a catheter user, he struggled due to the lack of comfort and ease of use with substandard catheters.He worked tirelessly to change the catheter realm not only for himself, but for the spinal cord injury community as well.
Yant has since strived to find ways to make catherization more efficient, more comfortable, and less stressful for catheter users through the products that are developed and offered by Cure Medical. Yant has also served on the board of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and an active fundraiser for the organization.
Learn more about the spinal cord injury research projects that Cure Medical supports here.
Note: This article is for informational use only and is not intended to be construed as medical advice. Ask your doctor about issues related to your health and neurogenic bladder, and if Cure Catheters are a good fit for your continence care needs.
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