About the Author: Taikhum Sadiq

Taikhum Sadiq


Hello! I am Taikhum Sadiq. I am a 22 year old archaeology student and an avid traveler. I write to live and live to eat. I am currently too young to state any of my achievements but am an avid reader as well as a budding poet. I love tasting different cuisines from around India and am a huge Real Madrid fan (football for the uninitiated). I love listening to music and Queen is one of my favorite bands. I love calligraphy and sketching and usually use my free time to write, read, or sketch. That all I have achieved up till now, and let see what the future holds. Thank you!

Taikhum Sadiq's Articles

Fighting Impotence - Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 by Taikhum Sadiq

Impotence or erectile dysfunction is the inability of men to get or maintain an erection. It impacts the person’s ability to engage in sexual intercourse and renders them unable to start a family. Also known as ED, impotence is very common condition across the western world, and can happen to men of almost all ages. People with healthier lifestyles are less likely to be affected with impotence.

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All You Need to Know About Catheter Tips

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 by Taikhum Sadiq

Catheters are hollow tubes made out of synthetic material and are used to drain fluids out of of the body or administer liquid medication to the body. They are long tubes, that are either inserted within the body via surgery or via orifices such as the mouth, nose, ears, etc. Different catheters have different types of tips depending on the use of the catheter and the organ that it will work on.

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Posted in Catheter Type

A Brief Guide to Nephrostomy

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 by Taikhum Sadiq

Nephrostomy is a procedure where an ostomy or artificial opening is made near the upper part of the urinary system to allow the drainage of urine. Sometimes due to conditions like cancer, the ureter that connects the kidneys to the urinary bladder gets blocked causing pressure to build up. This build up of pressure can damage the kidneys.

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Posted in Foley/Indwelling Catheters

Water Loving Catheters - Hydrophilic Catheters

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Coated catheters or hydrophilic catheters were introduced to reduce long-term urethral complications. They are more preferable to a standard catheter. Hydrophilic catheters coated along the entire length with a hydrophilic polymer, usually polyvinyl-pyrrolidone (PVP) and same with sodium chloride.

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Straight Tipped Catheters

Posted on Apr 09, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Straight tip catheters are tapered at the end so that they can pass smoothly through the urethra. They are the simplest form of intermittent catheters and are different from others just because of the shape of the tip. The rest of the features of this catheter depend on whether they are coated, non-coated, pre-lubricated catheters.

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Coo-Day Catheters

Posted on Apr 09, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Coude catheters or curved tip catheters are just like the straight tip catheters, but the tip is curved inwards. In French Coude means bend or elbow. Coude tip catheters have a curved tip and they are usually prescribed when a patient has conditions that can make inserting a straight tip catheter difficult.

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