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Evaluation of different methods of bladder drainage used in the early care of spinal cord injury patients.
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PMID:  3982844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a series of 115 spinal cord injury patients four different methods of bladder drainage were used mainly during spinal shock. That is a) suprapubic fine bore cystostomy, b), indwelling Foley catheter, c) intermittent catheterisation; and d) both last methods consecutively. The methods of bladder drainage used did not influence the number of patients becoming catheterfree but determined significantly the length of period before patients became catheterfree. Patients on intermittent catheterisation had the shortest time from injury to established micturition. Patients on intermittent catheterisation and on cystostomy had few complications but in those patients treated with an indwelling Foley catheter the complication rate was high.
J J Wyndaele; W A De Sy; H Claessens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paraplegia     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0031-1758     ISO Abbreviation:  Paraplegia     Publication Date:  1985 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-16     Completed Date:  1985-05-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985038R     Medline TA:  Paraplegia     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheters, Indwelling
Drainage / adverse effects,  methods*
Middle Aged
Paralysis / etiology,  therapy*
Spinal Cord Injuries / therapy*
Urinary Bladder / surgery*
Urinary Catheterization
Urinary Tract Infections / etiology

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