Evid Based Nurs 7:45 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.2.45
  • Treatment

Immediate removal of indwelling catheters after hysterectomy was not associated with adverse outcomes

 Q Does immediate removal of an indwelling catheter after hysterectomy reduce recatheterisations, complications, and pain more than catheter removal on the first day after surgery?



randomised controlled trial.




blinded {outcome assessors and data analysts}*.

GraphicFollow up period:

24 hours after surgery.


a medical centre in Denver, Colorado, USA.


250 women (median age 47 y, 63% Hispanic) who had hysterectomy for various benign diseases (eg, fibroid tumours, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pain, persistent cervical dysplasia, or microinvasive cervical cancer). Exclusion criterion: anticipated complicated surgical procedures (ie, bladder suspension or colporraphy, diagnosis suspicious for severe endometriosis, or requirement of strict fluid treatment).


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