Is prolonged catheterization a risk factor for artificial urinary sphincter cuff erosion?

@article{Seideman2013IsPC,
  title={Is prolonged catheterization a risk factor for artificial urinary sphincter cuff erosion?},
  author={Casey A. Seideman and Lee C Zhao and Steven Hudak and Jesse Mierzwiak and Mehrad Adibi and Allen F Morey},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={943-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relative risk of prolonged urethral catheterization (PC), >48 hours, on artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) cuff erosion in a tertiary referral population. METHODS All men who had undergone AUS implantation or revision by multiple surgeons at our institution from 2000 to 2010 with ≥6 months of follow-up were reviewed for urethral erosion, catheterization after AUS placement, and comorbid conditions. RESULTS Of the 258 AUS patients reviewed, 200 met the inclusion… CONTINUE READING
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