HealthLeaders Media published an analysis of a catheter study published in-press in the Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA), “Indwelling Urinary Catheter for Total Joint Arthroplasty Using Epidural Anesthesia.” Key takeaways from the analysis are:
- The researchers compared complications risks between patients with and without a catheter under epidural anesthesia between 2016 and 2018.
- Of the 335 patients, whose average age was 65, 103 used a catheter and 232 did not. Data was collected from patients’ hospital admission and for the next 90 days.
- Researchers found no differences in urinary complications, urinary retention, urinary incontinence or urinary tract infection between the two groups.