Chronic indwelling bladder catheterization

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Abstract

Chronic bladder catheterization is the treatment of last resort for incontinence. Urinary infection is a normal state in these patients. It should be treated only when there are signs of systemic illness. Accumulations of encrusted debris cause urinary leakage. This problem can be lessened by using silicone catheters and acidifying the urine. Urethritis is common, but catheters made of certain materials can reduce its severity. Bladder spasm can be treated pharmacologically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican family physician
Volume30
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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