Prevention of urinary retention by fluid restriction following anorectal operations

H. Randolph Bailey, James A. Ferguson

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Abstract

In a carefully controlled prospective randomized study of 500 patients, the postoperative catheterization rate following anorectal surgical procedures was dramatically reduced by a combination of severe dehydration of the patients and reorientation of the nursing personnel to delay catheterization until the bladder is distended. The effectiveness of fluid restriction was clearly demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-252
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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