This article is sponsored by Coloplast.
Men who experience urinary incontinence, or the accidental leakage of urine, are often plagued with embarassment and frustration over their condition. Urinary leakage or ”dribbling” is unpredictable and the ability to choose a dependable product is critical. Often, the first ”go-to” product is absorbent pads or diapers, however there are other options available that may prove to be more successful.
Male external catheters (also known as condom catheters or urisheaths), used with a urine collection bag, offer a comfortable and discreet method of managing male urinary incontinence.
Conveen by Coloplast allows you to customize a solution to meet your specific needs and lifestyle. Conveen Optima is a male external catheter suitable for light to severe incontinence and may be worn up to 24 hours. The sheath is self-adhesive for ease of use and to protect against leakage. Application and removal are easy, with the help of the double grip-strip and balanced adhesive. Because a secure fit (circumference and length) is critical to success with male external catheters, Coloplast offers Optima in several sizes.
- Reliable and discreet
- Customizable to your needs
- An alternative to absorbents or diapers
Coloplast is a global medical device company that develops products and services designed to make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. We start by listening to our users to better understand their needs and then respond by bringing the best ideas to market in the form of medical devices and service solutions. Coloplast’s design awards speak to its innovation: Conveen® Optima won the Medical Design Excellence award and SpeediCath® Compact Set was awarded the prestigious Red Dot design award. With SpeediCath, Coloplast was the first to develop an instantly ready-to-use catheter, the first to develop a compact catheter for women, and the first to develop an all-in-one compact catheter and bag solution. In addition to continence care, Coloplast’s businesses include urology care, ostomy care, and wound and skin care.
With the development of a strong portfolio of new products and investments in a professional sales force, we now employ more than 8,000 people worldwide. In 2012 and 2013, Coloplast received global recognition for having the best corporate reputation among patients (PatientView), and for being the Most Ethical (Ethisphere Institute) and Most Sustainable (StoreBrand Bank) company. Coloplast is also a finalist for the PM360 Trailblazer Medical Device Company of the Year award, which recognizes achievement in innovation, talent development and social responsibility.
*Chartier-Kastler E et al: Randomized, crossover, prospective, multicenter study comparing quality of life related to the use of urinary sheaths versus diapers in incontinent men, British Journal of Urology, accepted for online publication Sep. 2010