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catheter

Med a long slender flexible tube for inserting into a natural bodily cavity or passage for introducing or withdrawing fluid, such as urine or blood

catheter

[′kath·ə·dər]
(medicine)
A hollow, tubular device for insertion into a cavity, duct, or vessel to permit injection or withdrawal of fluids or to establish patency of the passageway.
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They reported that performance of pericatheter urethrogram resulted in causing pain as well as disruption of biofilm (mucopurulent membrane) along the urethral catheter as well as chances of infection around urethral anastomosis as these organism are much more resistant to antibiotics and can result in deep seated abscesses,anastomotic failures and urethrocutaneous fistula formation.
After removal of the urethral catheter, more than half of the women who underwent Capio TVM surgery could not sense the urge to micturate, whereas all patients who underwent conventional surgery sensed the urge to urinate at the time of their first voiding.
A preoperative diagnosis of scrotal cystocele allows to place a urethral catheter, with the aim to decompress the bladder before surgery and to fill the bladder with saline fluid and a blue dye (methylene blue) intraoperatively, in order to help surgeon to better identify the hernial sac content and to preserve urinary structure integrity.
Improved knowledge about the risks of urethral catheter can help patients participate more actively in decision-making regarding the necessity of catheterization and reduce requests for placement of a catheter only for convenience.
* Placement of an age appropriate small caliber urethral catheter is prudent as it helps localize the urethra and may serve as an adjunct for manipulation of the penis during the procedure
The purpose of this study was to compare the patient comfort and results of suprapubic cystostomy versus urethral catheter used for urinary diversion after hypospadias repair.
Urinary incontinence, permanent urethral catheters or even difficulties associated with finding toilet facilities for the disabled contribute to their avoidance of social interaction.
His success was no doubt due to the fact that he used a large suprapubic tube that allowed free escape of any clots in the bladder, which could be washed out via a urethral catheter. The disadvantage was that it might take weeks for the suprapubic fistula finally to heal.
Short-term use of an indwelling urethral catheter is a safe and effective strategy in the maintenance of bladder and renal health and judicious use contributes to improved outcomes.