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[Indwelling transurethral catheter]

A Hofstetter
MMW Fortschritte der Medizin 2005 September 15, 147 (37): 47-9
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Apart from injuries occurring during catheter placement, the most important of the risks associated with indwelling transurethral catheters are incrustation of the catheter and infection, possibly leading on to urosepsis. Recommended countermeasures are the application of strict criteria when establishing the indication for catheterization, reversion to alternative measures, such as condom urinals, and the careful selection of catheter material.

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