Ngugi PM, Kassim A.Clean intermitent catheterisation in the management of urethral strictures.East Afr Med J. 2007 Nov;84(11):522-4.

Citation:
M DRNGUGIPETER. "Ngugi PM, Kassim A.Clean intermitent catheterisation in the management of urethral strictures.East Afr Med J. 2007 Nov;84(11):522-4.". In: East Afr Med J. 2007 Nov;84(11):522-4. Heinrich Boll Foundation.; 2007.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To compare clean intermittent self-catheterisation and urethral dilatation with sounds in the management of recurrent urethral strictures. Design: A prospective randomised control trial between repeated urethral dilatation with sounds and use of clean intermittent self-catheterisation in the management of recurrent urethral strictures. SETTING: Kenyatta National Hospital, urology clinics. SUBJECTS: Forty nine patients with recurrent urethral strictures were randomised between clean intermittent catheterisation (CISC) and urethral dilatation with sounds. RESULTS: The urinary flow rates were better in patients on the CISC arm compared to the dilatation arm. Seventy three percent of patients having clutton sounds dilatation developed urinary tract infections compared to 25% of those on CISC. The patients in the CISC arm had a uniformly higher quality of life score than those having sounds dilatation of the urethra. CONCLUSION: Clean intermittent self-catheterisation is an effective and safe way of managing recurrent urethral strictures. It is a better method than repeated clutton sounds dilatation.

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