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Title: Acute urinary retention and the difficult catheterization: current emergency management.
Epworth Authors: Sultana, Ron
Lawrentschuk, Nathan
Other Authors: Sliwinski, Ania
D'Arcy, F. T.
Keywords: Epworth Emergency Department, Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
UroRenal and Vascular Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
Urinary Bladder
Urinary Retention
Acute Urinary Retention
AUR
Urethral Catheterization Techniques
Emergency Care
Catheterization
Urination
Multiple Trauma
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Citation: Eur J Emerg Med. 2016 Apr;23(2):80-8.
Abstract: Acute urinary retention (AUR) is a common presentation to emergency departments. This article updates the reader on the appropriate management, investigations and guidelines for AUR. It looks at the mechanism of normal micturition and describes the theories of AUR. It outlines urethral catheterization techniques for difficult cases, reviews suprapubic catheterization procedures and describes the management of AUR in polytrauma. Although emergency management is by bladder drainage, key points in the history and examination may expose significant, latent pathologies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/931
DOI: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000334
PubMed URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26479738
ISSN: 0969-9546
1473-5695
Journal Title: European Journal of Emergency Medicine
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Urology Unit, Department of Surgery, Austin Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Centre, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Review
Appears in Collections:UroRenal, Vascular
Emergency Care

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