A meta-analysis comparing suprapubic and transurethral catheterization for bladder drainage after abdominal surgery


Mcphail, M.J.W., Bu-Hilal, M. and Johnson, C.D. (2006) A meta-analysis comparing suprapubic and transurethral catheterization for bladder drainage after abdominal surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 93, (9), 1038-1044. (doi:10.1002/bjs.5424).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.5424

Description/Abstract

Background:
Although bladder drainage is widely used for general surgical patients undergoing laparotomy, there is little consensus on whether suprapubic or transurethral catheterization is better.

Method:
A systematic database search was undertaken to find all studies of suprapubic catheterization. Randomized controlled trials were identified for inclusion. Endpoints for analysis were bacteriuria, patient satisfaction and recatheterization rates. A meta-analysis was performed using fixed-effect or random-effect models as appropriate, depending on heterogeneity.

Results:
After abdominal surgery, transurethral catheterization is associated with significant bacteriuria (relative risk (RR) = 2·02, P < 0·001, 95 per cent confidence interval (c.i.) 1·34 to 3·04) and pain or discomfort (RR = 2·94, P = 0·004, 95 per cent c.i. 1·41 to 6·14). Recatheterization rates using the transurethral method were not increased significantly (RR = 1·97, P = 0·213, 95 per cent c.i. 0·68 to 5·74) with heterogeneity between studies.

Conclusion:
The suprapubic route for bladder drainage in general surgery is more acceptable to patients and reduces microbiological morbidity.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0007-1323 (print)
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Keywords: risk, patient, randomized controlled-trial, time, bacteriuria, general surgical patients, model, urethral catheterization,abdominal-surgery, transurethral catheterization, metaanalysis
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Cancer Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine
ePrint ID: 62835
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:44
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62835

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