Effects of thoracic epidural analgesia on lower urinary tract function in women

Wuethrich, Patrick Y; Burkhard, Fiona C; Panicker, Jalesh N; Kessler, Thomas M (2011). Effects of thoracic epidural analgesia on lower urinary tract function in women. Neurourology and urodynamics, 30(1), pp. 121-5. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Liss 10.1002/nau.20950

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The need for an indwelling transurethral catheter in patients with postoperative thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) is a matter of controversy. Subjective observations are ambivalent and the literature addressing this issue is scarce. As segmental blockade can be achieved with epidural analgesia, we hypothesized that analgesia within segments T4-T11 has no or minimal influence on lower urinary tract function. Thus, we evaluated the effect of TEA on lower urinary tract function by urodynamic studies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Urology

UniBE Contributor:

Wüthrich, Patrick Yves; Burkhard, Fiona C. and Kessler, Thomas M.

ISSN:

0733-2467

Publisher:

Wiley-Liss

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2018 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/nau.20950

PubMed ID:

20589902

Web of Science ID:

000285980300022

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1239 (FactScience: 202393)

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