Journal article

Early urinary catheter removal after rectal surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis

M Castelo, C Sue-Chue-Lam, T Kishibe, SA Acuna, NN Baxter

BJS OPEN | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Urinary catheters are placed after rectal surgery to prevent urinary retention, but prolonged use may increase the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI). This review evaluated the non-inferiority of early urinary catheter removal compared with late removal for acute urinary retention risk after rectal surgery. METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched from January 1980 to February 2019. RCTs comparing early versus late catheter removal after rectal surgery were eligible. Primary outcomes were acute urinary retention and UTI; the secondary outcome was length of hospital stay. Early catheter removal was defined as removal up to 2 ..

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