Diagnostic Catheterisation and Bacteriuria in Women with Urinary Incontinence
Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2008
British Journal of Urology
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 106–108, April 1978
How to Cite
WALTER, S. and VEJLSGAARD, R. (1978), Diagnostic Catheterisation and Bacteriuria in Women with Urinary Incontinence. British Journal of Urology, 50: 106–108. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1978.tb03036.x
- Issue online: 21 NOV 2008
- Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2008
- Received 27 April 1977. Accepted for publication 14 June 1977
Summary— The risk of single catheterisation in females with urinary incontinence and/or genital prolapse was studied in patients referred for urodynamic examination.
Two hundred and eighty-six single catheterisations were performed followed by a mid-stream specimen 1 week later, and in 31 of these the initial specimen contained more than 105bacteria.
Following catheterisation bacteriuria occurred in 5 (2%) of the patients with initially sterile urine.
The phenomenon of “asymptomatic bacteriuria”, “transient significant bacteriuria” and “bladder defence mechanism” is discussed.
The risk of introducing urinary tract infection in urodynamic studies is low.