Table 3

Role of Catheterization

Ideal choice of catheter size (French) for routine urinary fistula repair

Minimum

12

Maximum

20

Average

17

No response

6

N

%

Ideal choice of catheter type^

Standard Foley catheter

37

93%

Straight catheter without balloon

1

3%

Specialty catheter

1

3%

No response

1

3%

Routine catheter drainage

Closed drainage (catheter attached to closed drainage bag)

26

65%

Open drainage (catheter drains into basin, bottle, or bucket)

12

30%

No response

2

5%

Patients remain on bed rest until the catheter is removed^

Always

7

18%

Sometimes

6

15%

Never

23

58%

No response

4

10%

Bladder training/clamping the catheter carried out before the catheter is removed^

Always

5

13%

Sometimes

11

28%

Never

23

58%

No response

1

3%

After the catheter is removed, a program of bladder training begins

Always

6

15%

Sometimes

22

55%

Never

10

25%

No response

2

5%

Patients who are unable to urinate are taught intermittent self-catheterization ^

Yes

15

38%

Sometimes

9

23%

No

15

38%

No response

1

3%


^ Exceeds 100% due to rounding.

Arrowsmith et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10:73   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-10-73

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