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.

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