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Early Removal of Urinary Catheters in Patients After Rectal Surgery: a Prospective Study
Recent national surgical quality guidelines (Surgical Care Improvement Project, National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures)state that removal of urinary catheters should occur by post-operative day two for all surgical patients. These guidelines exclude neither patients who have undergone rectal surgery nor those with epidural analgesic catheters. The common practice among most colorectal surgeons is to leave urinary catheters in for three to five days for patients who have undergone rectal operations, due to concern for urinary retention. This study aims to explore the outcomes of following the national surgical guidelines for early urinary catheter removal, especially with regards to urinary retention and urinary tract infection.
Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.
- Procedure: Early urinary catheter removal
All patients at Stanford Hospital undergoing:
- anterior resection
- sigmoid colectomy
- low anterior resection
- abdomino-perineal resection
- total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-analanastomosis
Exclusion criteria Patients with history of neurogenic bladder who had indwelling catheters
or required intermittent straight catheterization prior to surgery
Ages Eligible for Study
18 Years - N/A
Genders Eligible for Study