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To catheterise or not to catheterise: study in hip and knee primary arthroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19397063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This cross sectional study examines the rate of catheterisation of patients after elective primary hip and knee arthroplasty in an English district general hospital. 50 patients were included in this study, with 19 (37%) being catheterised pre-operatively. Of the remainder, 10 went into retention and had to be catheterised, while the other 21 were managed without a catheter. There was a trend towards more patients requiring catheterisation after axial anaesthetic (42%) compared to non-axial anaesthetic (21%), although this was not significant. We examine the rationale for catheterisation in hip and knee arthroplasty and review the available literature.
Ewan Bigsby; Kattepura Madhusudana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perioperative practice     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1750-4589     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perioper Pract     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-28     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271023     Medline TA:  J Perioper Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Wycombe General Hospital, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, HP22 2TT.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia / adverse effects,  methods
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / adverse effects*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / adverse effects*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hospitals, District
Hospitals, General
Nursing Assessment
Nursing Evaluation Research
Patient Selection
Postoperative Care / methods,  nursing,  statistics & numerical data
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Time Factors
Urinary Catheterization / statistics & numerical data*
Urinary Retention / etiology,  nursing*

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