Suprapubic compared with transurethral bladder catheterization for gynecologic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
AffiliationGraduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, and National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Length of Stay
Urinary Tract Infections
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CitationSuprapubic compared with transurethral bladder catheterization for gynecologic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 2012, 120 (3):678-87 Obstet Gynecol
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
AbstractSuprapubic catheterization is commonly used for postoperative bladder drainage after gynecologic procedures. However, recent studies have suggested an increased rate of complications compared with urethral catheterization. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing suprapubic catheterization and urethral catheterization in gynecologic populations.
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