Managing the nondeflating urethral catheter.

  title={Managing the nondeflating urethral catheter.},
  author={Andrew J. Shapiro and Douglas W Soderdahl and Richard S Stack and J. H. North},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  volume={13 2},
BACKGROUND Urethral catheterization is a routinely performed procedure in hospitalized patients. Numerous complications have been reported secondary to urethral catheter placement. METHODS The medical literature was searched using the following key words: "urethral catheter," "complications," and "management." A case report is described and a review of the literature is provided to assist in managing the nondeflating urethral catheter balloon. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS All physicians who… CONTINUE READING

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