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Why is catheter size important?

Catheters greater than size 16 F have been associated with patient discomfort and urine bypassing. A size 12 catheter has been successfully used in children and in female pati (MORE)

Can a hospital force a urinary catheter?

It depends on the circumstances. In some cases, yes. The answer is actually no. In any person competent to make their own decisions (ie not sanctioned under the mental heath a (MORE)
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What is a catheter used for?

A catheter is a generic name. In general a catheter is the medical equivalent of a drinking straw, adapted to different uses. It my take many different forms, like a urinary d (MORE)

What is poly catheter?

It is an abbreviation of polyurethane catheter or polyethylene catheter, which describes the type of material of the catheter. A catheter is a thin flexible tube inserted into (MORE)
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What is the function of catheter?

To drain fluids from body cavities, or to distend (expand) body passages for diagnostic examination.
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