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Early Catheter Removal After Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery

A Randomized Trial

Carter-Brooks, Charelle M.; Zyczynski, Halina M.; Moalli, Pamela A.; Brodeur, Peter G.; Shepherd, Jonathan P.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: November 2018 - Volume 73 - Issue 11 - p 627–629
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000619

(Abstracted from Int Urogynecol J 2018;29:1203–1212)

Traditionally, postoperative voiding function is evaluated by performing a retrograde or a spontaneous fill voiding trial on postoperative day 1. The impact of a day-of-surgery voiding trial on postoperative urinary retention in women undergoing major pelvic reconstructive surgery has not yet been examined.

Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (C.M.C.-B., H.M.Z., P.A.M.); and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Trinity Health of New England, Hartford, CT (P.G.B., J.P.S.)

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