Is Urinary Drainage Necessary During Continuous Epidural Analgesia After Colonic Resection?

@article{Basse2000IsUD,
  title={Is Urinary Drainage Necessary During Continuous Epidural Analgesia After Colonic Resection?},
  author={L. Basse and M. Werner and H. Kehlet},
  journal={Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25},
  pages={498 - 501}
}
Background and Objectives Postoperative urinary retention may occur in between 10% and 60% of patients after major surgery. Continuous lumbar epidural analgesia, in contrast to thoracic epidural analgesia, may inhibit urinary bladder function. Postoperative urinary drainage has been common in patients with continuous epidural analgesia, despite the lack of scientific evidence for its indication after thoracic epidural analgesia. This study describes 100 patients who underwent elective colonic… Expand
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Observational Clinical Trial
Under the influence of epidural analgesia, patients may not feel the urge to urinate, which can result in urinary retention and bladder overdistension. The use of a… Expand
ConditionsSternotomy, Thoracotomy
InterventionOther, Procedure
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