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1. (WO2013158270) INTERMITTENT CATHETER ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/158270    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/031221
Publication Date: Fri Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 15 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61M 25/00
Applicants: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
Inventors: MURRAY, Michael, G.
McILVENNA, James
CREAVEN, Martin, P.
FOLEY, Adam, J.
HANNON, David
O'BRIEN, Daniel
O'FLYNN, Padraig, M.
Title: INTERMITTENT CATHETER ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
An intermittent catheter assembly is disclosed which comprises an intermittent catheter (22) having a proximal insertion end (22a), a distal end (22b) remote from the proximal insertion end, and an insertable portion (22c). The insertable portion of the intermittent catheter extends from the proximal insertion end thereof to a point approaching the distal end thereof. The intermittent catheter is disposed in a cavity (25) and a drawstring (26) secured to the intermittent catheter extends through the cavity and generally along the insertable portion of the intermittent catheter. The drawstring has a first end (26a) secured to the intermittent catheter between the insertable portion and the distal end and a second end (26b) outside the cavity for withdrawing the intermittent catheter therefrom. The drawstring exits the cavity proximate the proximal insertion end of the intermittent catheter to accommodate drawing the proximal insertion end thereof from the cavity into the urethral opening by pulling on the second end of the drawstring.