Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

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

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


Gunjan Garg, Naveen Chawla, Atul Gogia, Atul Kakar 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Garg G, Chawla N, Gogia A, Kakar A. Urinary catheterization from benefits to hapless situations and a call for preventive measures.J Family Med Prim Care 2016;5:539-542


How to cite this URL:
Garg G, Chawla N, Gogia A, Kakar A. Urinary catheterization from benefits to hapless situations and a call for preventive measures. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 16 ];5:539-542
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