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Drugs for the prevention of postoperative urinary retention in adults

  1. Marie Carmela M Lapitan1,*,
  2. Brian S Buckley2,
  3. Roy Lascano2,
  4. Mark Joseph Abalajon2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Incontinence Group

Published Online: 5 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010759

How to Cite

Lapitan MCM, Buckley BS, Lascano R, Abalajon MJ. Drugs for the prevention of postoperative urinary retention in adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010759. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010759.

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institutes of Health Manila, University of the Philippines Manila, Division of Urology, Manila, Philippines

  2. 2

    University of Phillipines, Department of Surgery, Manila, Philippines

*Marie Carmela M Lapitan, Division of Urology, National Institutes of Health Manila, University of the Philippines Manila, Taft Ave, Manila, 1000, Philippines.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 5 OCT 2013



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