OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of extubation time of indwelling urinary catheters on postoperative recovery after cesarean section.
METHODS: A total of 138 parturients undergoing elective cesarean delivery were randomized into experimental group and control group to have the urinary catheters removed at 6-8 h and 24 h after cesarean section, respectively.
RESULTS: Compared with the control group, the experimental group showed significantly decreased incidences of urinary tract infection and urethral irritation (P< 0.05), with also a significantly increased rate of autonomous urination and a higher degree of comfort (P< 0.05) after removing the catheter.
CONCLUSION: A shortened indwelling time of urinary catheters can promote postoperative recovery after cesarean section.
Zhou B, Lin Z, Huang Y. Are you the author?
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, China.
Reference: Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2012 Aug;32(8):1221-2.
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