Effect of intraoperative urinary catheter use on postoperative urinary retention after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. A randomized clinical trial.
Fafaj A, Lo Menzo E, Alaedeen D, Petro CC, Rosenblatt S, Szomstein S et al.
JAMA Surg 2022; 157: 667-674.
Routine use of a urinary catheter did not reduce the risk of postoperative retention in this study that included 491 procedures: 9.6 versus 8.5 per cent, P=0.79.
Comment: It’s time to stop using a catheter routinely in those who can void urine spontaneously preoperatively.
18 October 2022Read paper
Part of the charitable activity of the Society, BJS Academy is an online educational resource for current and future surgeons.
The Academy is comprised of five distinct sections: Continuing surgical education, Young BJS, Cutting edge, Scientific surgery and Surgical news. Although the majority of this is open access, additional content is available to BJS subscribers and strategic partners.