Indications Intermittent Measurement of bladder residual volume. Obtaining uncontaminated urine for microscopy and culture (especially in females or young children). Facilitating adequate bladder emptying (e.g. in conditions associated with atonic bladder). Intravesical installation of drugs (e.g. contrast media in suspected…
An 83 year old woman with sepsis and acute kidney injury is being managed in your resuscitation area. A urinary catheter has been placed to monitor urine output. After an hour there is no urinary output at all.
A 68 year old male presents with frank haematuria and urinary retention. A 3 way indwelling urinary catheter (IDC) is inserted to enable a bladder washout. After initially draining some Shiraz coloured urine flow has slowed. You ultrasound the bladder to see what is going on.
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