Spinal anesthesia: should everyone receive a urinary catheter?: a randomized, prospective study of patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Miller2013SpinalAS,
  title={Spinal anesthesia: should everyone receive a urinary catheter?: a randomized, prospective study of patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Adam G. Miller and James McKenzie and Max R Greenky and Erica Shaw and Kishor Gandhi and William J. Hozack and Javad Parvizi},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 16},
  pages={
          1498-503
        }
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this randomized prospective study was to determine whether a urinary catheter is necessary for all patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia were randomized to treatment with or without insertion of an indwelling urinary catheter. All patients received spinal anesthesia with 15 to 30 mg of 0.5% bupivacaine. The catheter group was subjected to a standard… CONTINUE READING

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