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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 539-542

Urinary catheterization from benefits to hapless situations and a call for preventive measures


Department of Internal Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Atul Kakar
Medident Clinic, 31, South Patel Nagar, New Delhi - 110 008
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.197261

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Catheter-associated complications are common, expensive, and often preventable by reducing unnecessary catheter usage. These complications range from most common nosocomial infection to uncommon conditions such as urethral diverticula and ischemic necrosis of the penis. Often, removal of a single known essential cause may be sufficient to prevent a disease. This review raises issues associated with urinary catheterization and emphasizes on the need of preventive measures a physician should take to reduce disappointing situations. The main objective of this literature review is to intercept or oppose unwanted catheter use and thereby, the disease processes associated with urinary catheterization. There is well-described literature available on catheter-associated urinary tract infection, but little is known about noninfectious complications resulting from catheter use; therefore, we also tried to draw attention on these unusual complications.


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