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Long-term urethral catheterization increases risk of chronic pyelonephritis and renal inflammation.

Warren, JW; Muncie, HL; Hebel, JR; Hall-Craggs, M; (1994) Long-term urethral catheterization increases risk of chronic pyelonephritis and renal inflammation. J Am Geriatr Soc , 42 (12) pp. 1286-1290.

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Abstract

To determine the prevalences of chronic pyelonephritis and chronic renal inflammation in elderly nursing home patients at the time of death and to assess correlation with urethral catheterization and other putative risk factors.

Type: Article
Title: Long-term urethral catheterization increases risk of chronic pyelonephritis and renal inflammation.
Location: UNITED STATES
Keywords: Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Chronic Disease, Female, Humans, Hydronephrosis, Kidney Calculi, Male, Prevalence, Prospective Studies, Pyelonephritis, Risk Factors, Severity of Illness Index, Time Factors, Urinary Catheterization
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1342251
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