The role of preoperative oral vitamin B in the cystoscopic assessment of ureteric patency

  title={The role of preoperative oral vitamin B in the cystoscopic assessment of ureteric patency},
  author={Shavi Fernando and C. Dowling and Anna Rosamilia},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
The objective of this study is to determine whether oral vitamin B can be used as a marker of ureteric patency at cystoscopy, and thereby reduce the need for intraoperative intravenous indigo carmine. Patients scheduled for cystoscopy, or for an operation likely to require a cystoscopy, were given three tablets of vitamin B complex orally 1–4 h prior to their operation. The time of administration, time of operation, and time of cystoscopy were recorded. The time taken for ureteric jets to be… CONTINUE READING

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