Functional/neurological causes of urinary retention
in women include cerebral and spinal cord diseases which can be congenital, neoplastic, degenerative, inflammatory, vascular or traumatic, e.
17) which consisted of 405 patients with BPH or prostate cancer, it was reported that the risk of developing acute urinary retention
was twice as likely in BPH patients as in prostate cancer patients if prostatitis was present concomitantly.
After excluding urethral and bladder outlet obstruction, anticholinergic use, urinary tract or bladder infection and transverse myelitis, primary varicella-zoster virus-related urinary retention
and constipation was tentatively diagnosed.
At the time of treatment, the men's prostate size ranged from 30-90 grams (the normal male prostate weighs 20-25 grams); all reported acute urinary retention
The bladder becomes flaccid with toss of sensation and urinary retention
BladderScan(R) use also reduces patients' risk of urinary retention
and bladder over distension.
With disease progression, recurrent urinary tract infections and urinary retention
Assessment should include factors that cause transient/reversible incontinence (such as urinary tract fection, urinary retention
, dehydration, delirium, restricted mobility, atrophic vaginitis, urethritis, fecal impaction, ai polypharmacy).
Common undocumented co-morbidities and complications (cc's) include alcohol or drug abuse, anemia due to blood loss, atelectasis, cachexia, cardiomyopathies, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cellulitis, dehydration, valvular heart disease, dehydration, hematuria, urinary tract infection, urinary retention
, hyponatremia, renal failure, respiratory failure and post-op ileus or nausea and vomiting.
If the resident is known to have an overactive bladder and a weak bladder contraction, these medications may cause urinary retention
Researchers at the University of Chicago in the US held a six-month study involving 85 men suffering from urinary retention
- a condition that makes it hard to go to the toilet.
These studies are reviewed and summarized, and the issues pertaining to catheterization for urinary retention