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Unexpected urethral strictures after short-term catheterization in open-heart surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6719056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Urethral stricture was found in 59 of 478 male patients who had undergone open-heart surgery between June 79 and December 81. In 40/59 cases the stricture showed a string-of-pearls configuration or long narrowing of the penile urethra on the urethrogram. Burning pain and dysuria were the main symptoms, and the urinary stream started to weaken immediately after the removal of the siliconized latex catheter which had been routinely inserted at the time of the heart operation and usually kept indwelling for 3 days. The stricture epidemic stopped after change of the latex catheters to silicone-ones. The different catheters were investigated for cell toxicity. Eluates of catheters were added at different concentrations to cultures of various cell lines. The cell proliferation was measured by thymidine incorporation. The results were uniform and showed marked toxicity of the latex catheters against all investigated cell lines.
M Ruutu; O Alfthan; L Heikkinen; A Järvinen; M Konttinen; T Lehtonen; E Merikallio; C G Standertskjöld-Nordenstam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0036-5599     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Urol. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-01     Completed Date:  1984-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0114501     Medline TA:  Scand J Urol Nephrol     Country:  SWEDEN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Rubber / adverse effects*
Urethral Stricture / etiology*,  therapy
Urinary Catheterization / adverse effects*
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