A prospective randomized trial to compare immediate and 24-hour delayed catheter removal following total abdominal hysterectomy.

@article{Chai2011APR,
  title={A prospective randomized trial to compare immediate and 24-hour delayed catheter removal following total abdominal hysterectomy.},
  author={Joyce Chai and Ting-chung Pun},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={478-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether early or immediate removal of a 12F in-dwelling Foley catheter after total abdominal hysterectomy affects the level of subjective pain assessment postoperatively. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING University Hospital. POPULATION Seventy women underwent total abdominal hysterectomies for various benign gynecological diseases. METHODS Women were randomized to have the urinary catheter removed in the operating room after the surgical procedure or to… CONTINUE READING
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