Management of spinal cord injured patients by indwelling suprapubic catheterization.

  title={Management of spinal cord injured patients by indwelling suprapubic catheterization.},
  author={Scott A Macdiarmid and Edwin Paterson Arnold and Nancy B. Palmer and Anita Anthony},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={154 2 Pt 1},
PURPOSE We review the urological complications in spinal cord injury patients treated with suprapubic catheterization. MATERIALS AND METHODS Suprapubic catheterization was used in 44 spinal cord injury patients. Followup ranged from 12 to 150 months (mean 58). The catheters were irrigated weekly and changed every 2 weeks. Patients were followed annually with urodynamic studies and ultrasound. RESULTS No patient had renal deterioration, vesicoureteral reflux or bladder carcinoma. The… CONTINUE READING


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