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Evid Based Nurs 8:54 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.2.54
  • Treatment

Short term catheterisation after vaginal prolapse surgery increased recatheterisations, but reduced urinary tract infections, duration of catheterisation, and hospital stay

Short term v prolonged catheterisation after vaginal prolapse surgery*

Outcomes Short term catheterisation Prolonged catheterisation RRI (95% CI) NNH (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRI, RRR, NNH, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Recatheterisation 40% 8.7% 355% (80 to 1114) 4 (3 to 7)
RRR (CI) NNT (CI)
Urinary tract infection 4.2% 39% 89% (62 to 97) 3 (2 to 5)

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