I have been asked a question by an outside agency about use of alcohol on polyurethane catheters. They want to know if there are any studies regarding the catheter degradation? Due to a high number of infections in a patient they are using and Ethanol flush, 10ml, 3x/week, to a polyurethane catheter. Even tho this is against mfr, (Bard) the MD & the nursing staff feels the dangers of another infection is greater than any degradation problems that might occur. They spoke with Bard, who said they did not have any studies to provide them. Any help? Thanks in advance!!