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Recurrent postpartum urinary retention : a case report

Humburg, Joerg and Ladewig, Ariane and Hoesli, Irene and Holzgreve, Wolfgang. (2009) Recurrent postpartum urinary retention : a case report. The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research, Vol. 35. pp. 368-371.

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Abstract

Postpartum urinary retention (PUR) is a clinical condition that is neither well-recognized nor defined by standardized means but normally has a good prognosis. We present the case of a woman with a history of PUR who demonstrated recurrent PUR. Prolonged first and second stage of labor, isolated prolonged second stage of labor, forceps delivery or vacuum extraction, perineal laceration, nulliparity and epidural anesthesia can act as independent risk factors for the development of PUR. In this case, epidural anesthesia, which was administered in both deliveries, was the only risk factor, suggesting that its application in a woman with a history of PUR should be carefully considered and discussed with the patient. Bladder drainage resolves PUR, after which there seems to be no cumulative risk for voiding dysfunction. An initial smaller post-void residual bladder volume may have a predictive value concerning the time to resolution of PUR.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe > Geburtshilfe (Hösli-Krais)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe > Geburtshilfe (Hösli-Krais)
UniBasel Contributors:Hösli-Krais, Irene M.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:1341-8076
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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