Consigli pratici per il corretto utilizzo del catetere vescicale in pediatria

Translated title of the contribution: Practical guidelines for the correct use of urinary catheter in children

Paola Assandro, Giovanna Ferrara, Gabriella Zerqueni, Marco Pennesi, Egidio Barbi

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Abstract

Urinary catheters are invasive devices, frequently employed in hospitals and nursing home settings to maintain urine output in patients, both for diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. There are many Guidelines concerning their use and application in adults, but specific indications for children are not actually available. The aim of the present paper is to identify medical recommendations to understand better how, when and why to use them, in order to help paediatricians in their prescription and nurses in their positioning. Moreover, two clinical final case reports show the possible onset of complications due to their invasive positioning procedure. However, risks are not enough to restrict their use when necessary.

Translated title of the contributionPractical guidelines for the correct use of urinary catheter in children
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)369-376
Number of pages8
JournalMedico e Bambino
Volume33
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Assandro, P., Ferrara, G., Zerqueni, G., Pennesi, M., & Barbi, E. (2014). Consigli pratici per il corretto utilizzo del catetere vescicale in pediatria. Medico e Bambino, 33(6), 369-376.