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Criteria of Stephan et al for Use of a Urinary Catheter in a Surgical Patient

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Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
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Stephan et al listed criteria for the placement of urinary catheters in patients undergoing orthopedic or abdominal surgery. Reduced frequency and duration of catheter use is associated with significant decreases in urinary tract infections, the use of antibiotics and noninfectious complications. The authors are from the University of Geneva.

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