Indwelling Vs. Intermittent Catheterization
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This paper makes the argument that in situations in which both indwelling and intermittent catheterization can be utilized, evidence does exist that intermittent catheterization causes fewer complications when used. Therefore, the paper concludes that while both forms of catheterization may be appropriate at various times, it appears that intermittent catheterization is the preferred method to use.
From the Paper:"Catheterization is a medical intervention that is frequently used as part of other treatments. Patients can be treated using either indwelling (long term) or intermittent (short term) catheterization, depending on a number of factors, including the primary treatment being used for the patient, the age of the patient, or whether catheterization will be used over the long or short term. Because most catheterizations are invasive procedures, there is always a risk of infection; however, it is often assumed that the risk of infection or cystitis is greater with the use of an indwelling catheter, given the length of time that it is present in the patient's..."
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