Intermittent catheterization in neurogenic bladder dysfunction Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic
  • Urinary Catheterization
  • Urinary Tract Infections

abstract

  • Experience with intermittent catheterization in 449 patients with traumatic cord bladder during a 9-year period is presented. There were 317 patients who were discharged from the hospital free of the catheter and maintain balanced bladder function on long-term followup. Of these catheter-free patients 45 per cent have sterile urine at any one time. Intermittent catheterization is the method of choice to establish a catheter-free state and reduce infection among spinal cord injury patients. It is a useful conservative method in long-term therapy of patients with non-traumatic neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

publication date

  • December 1975

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 804046

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 477

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 113

number

  • 4