• Robert K. Carruthers


Urinary retention is probably the commonest emergency condition that you will be called upon to deal with in the Accident and Emergency Department. Although retention can develop at any age and in both male and female, the usual patient is an elderly man who is in pain, and catheterisation should be performed as soon as possible.


Catheter Urea Syringe Neuropathy Constipation 


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert K. Carruthers
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  1. 1.Kent and Canterbury HospitalCanterburyEngland

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