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Why Silicone Rubber?

Dentsleeve has pioneered the use of silicone rubber for manometry catheters. Silicone rubber is a durable yet flexible material able to withstand high temperature sterilization processes. In the clinical setting this translates to effective infection control without exposure to harmful chemicals, and unparalleled patient comfort due to flexibility.

The Sleeve Sensor

The sleeve sensor is used in evaluations of sphincter function. In contrast to other methods, the sleeve sensor measures sphincter relaxation reliably and sphincter pressure continuously. This provides a more complete picture on which to base a treatment plan. No other device with capabilities equivalent to the sleeve has yet been developed.

Catheter Care

Dentsleeve catheters are made from durable silicone rubber. To get the full life out of your catheter, follow these catheter care instructions.

Cleaning & Sterilisation

Proper cleaning and sterilisation is important for reliable catheter function and most of all for patient safety. Immediately after use catheters must be thoroughly cleaned by flushing to remove matter from the channels. Once the catheter is properly cleaned it can then be sterilised. Dentsleeve catheters are designed and validated for autoclaving as this method avoids the use of dangerous chemicals such as glutaraldehyde and provides a superior level of sterilisation. For details on cleaning and sterilisation please see the following PDF.

Intubation Guide

In patients with motor disorders, intubation can be a challenge. The following PDF provides advice on different techniques and catheter features to overcome these potential difficulties.

How to Unblock Channels

By following our cleaning and sterilisation instructions and methods for keeping unused channels clear during procedures you should have little trouble with blockages. However, if you do encounter a blockage, follow the instructions in the following PDF.

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