Until recently, women were asked to use the same urinary catheter as men, particularly concerning closed system, intermittent catheters. We are proud to introduce MTG Cath-Lean®, the uniquely female closed system, affording infection protection, with discretion. Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) can be life- threatening for some users of intermittent catheters. Know that MTG Cath-Lean® provides UTI defense via the introducer tip, protecting the tube from bacteria located within the distal urethra. Potential contamination is also reduced since the sterile tube is passed from within the sterile collection bag, and into the bladder without coming in contact with the fingers, gloves, etc. Our compact, “Mini-Pak” fits in your purse or pocket. Bringing catheters for travel, work, school, etc. is always convenient. After cathing, our very popular privacy bag for confidential disposal of catheter and supplies, is included. In every sense, MTG Cath-Lean® is 100% for women only. If you are in a wheelchair, and cannot easily transfer to the toilet, MTG Cath-Lean® enables you to cath in your chair or bed. The closed system is equipped with a 700ml collection bag. Simply insert the catheter, advance to the bladder, and as urine flows, the bag collects the fluid. When voiding is complete, gently remove the catheter and hold the bag upright to prevent spillage.
Ever wonder why nearly every pediatric intermittent catheter is in a pouch too big for a pocket? Or, if you are familiar with closed system urinary catheters, why are most pediatric products packaged with same size collection bag as adult versions? After several years of development, and listening to children and parents alike, we’re pleased to introduce MTG Kiddie-Kath®, the first closed system intermittent urinary catheter just for kids. Privacy is a big deal to everyone, especially to children when it comes to their bladder catheterizations. We believe we have addressed each concern a child might raise. MTG Kiddie-Kath® is in a child-friendly “Mini-Pak “ outer container, and easily fits in a pocket or purse. When opening, the wrapper is soft and quiet so the other kids in the restroom won’t wonder what’s going on behind the stall door. We also learned that many children are self-conscious about lubricant spills on their clothes, and discarding used catheter supplies in a school waste can. Pre-lubrication minimizes mess to keep clothes lube-free. We also include our popular privacy bag for discreet disposal of used catheter and supplies. With MTG, your child will realize that cathing can be quick, easy, and they won’t have to explain their bladder program to other curious kids.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) have caused serious health problems for people with paraplegia or quadriplegia for many decades, regardless of the bladder management method employed. It is customary procedure for a physician to prescribe antibiotics to treat UTIs when they occur. However, in order to combat future recurrence, some physicians prescribe "prophylactic" antibiotics, or the ongoing use of these medicines even after symptoms have long disappeared, as a preventive measure. Unfortunately, medical research has proven that continued use of antibiotics can cause bacterial resistance, requiring higher doses and/or stronger antibiotics to treat infections. Antibiotic resistance is a widespread problem, prompting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calling it "one of the world’s most pressing public health problems today." In individuals using intermittent catheterization, clinical tests have proven there is a safer, non-medicinal method of reducing the risk of recurrent Urinary Tract Infections.
Medical Technologies of Georgia, Inc. (MTG) began operations in 1997 primarily as a supplier of urological catheters in Europe. MTG is a family-owned business and most of the principals formerly owned and operated MMG Healthcare. MMG was the pioneer in developing the first successfully marketed, closed system catheter proven to reduce the risk of recurrence of Urinary Tract Infections for people who use intermittent catheterization. In 2008, MTG reintroduced a line of greatly improved, closed system catheters. The most widely heard complaint in the MMG days concerned dexterity. If the user didn’t have great hand functionality, they weren't good candidates for closed system catheters. At MTG, we overcame these objections and developed product improvements to address this issue. Along with our new products for paraplegics, we introduced unique catheters for tetraplegics, women, and children in packaging options designed to complement modern lifestyles. Innovation is our buzzword at MTG. We continue to develop new technologies and concepts for urinary retention solutions. As founder of both MMG and MTG, over the years I have attempted to listen to all of your concerns and comments. I’ve tried to incorporate your ideas into our products and I continue to do so. You’re always welcome to contact me directly with any thoughts or suggestions and I will do my best to respond to them. Thank you for your support both past and present.