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Volume:7 Issue:11 Number:20 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12053
Ace Report Cover Trauma

OTA 2019: Pre-operative urinary catheter in pertrochanteric fractures can prevent urinary retention

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Preoperative Nerve Blocks for Hip Fracture Patients: A Pilot Randomized Trial

Contributing Authors: Direk Tantigate Thippatai Chaichompoo Yuwarat Monteerarat Theerawoot Tharmviboonsri Kongkhet Riansuwan

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Urinary catheters in immobilized patients can help to prevent urinary retention, but also increase the risk of infection. It is unclear whether they should be routinely used in the pre-operative period. This study randomized 105 patients with pertrochanteric fractures to urinary catheter retention for 48 hours versus removal pre-operatively. Overall, pre-operative urinary catheter prevented peri-o...

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