Safety of latex urinary catheters for the short time drainage

Hosseinpour, M. and Noori, S. and Amir-Beigi, M. and Pourfakharan, M.H. and Ehteram, H. and Hamsayeh, M. (2014) Safety of latex urinary catheters for the short time drainage. Urology Annals, 6 (3). pp. 198-201.

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Background: In this study, we attempt to identify the most appropriate catheter (silicone vs. latex) for short-term urinary catheterization. We compared the post-operative clinico-pathological complications between latex and silicone for short term catheterization in rabbits with hypospadias. Materials and Methods: Forty rabbits were used in our study to compare complications of catheterization. They were divided in two groups. Hypospadias like defect was created by a 1 cm long excision of the ventral urethra. For urethroplasty, we used tubularized incised plate technique. Latex and silicon catheters were used in groups 1 and 2, respectively.Post-operatively, routine laboratory urine test and complications (allergy, infection, bleeding) were compared in groups. Results: A total of 40 rabbits underwent hypospadias repair. Findings showed that there were no significant differences between groups based on urine test indices (P = NS). Urinary tract infection rate was 10 (2 rabbits) in latex and 0 in silicone groups (P = NS). There were no significant differences between groups regarding of cystitis grades between study groups (P = NS). Conclusion: It seems that urinary tract catheterization with latex catheters is a safe, feasible, and in-expensive procedure for short-term post-operative course in hypospadias surgery in patients without latex hypersensitivity.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: latex; silicone, allergic reaction; animal experiment; animal model; animal tissue; article; autopsy; bladder catheterization; controlled study; cystitis; device safety; hypospadias; male; nonhuman; outcome assessment; priority journal; short course therapy; urethroplasty; urinalysis; urinary catheter; urinary tract infection
Subjects: Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Clinical Sciences > Department of Surgery
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2017 22:21
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2017 22:21

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