Incidence of complications in men undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate
Objectives: To examine the link between medication use and the risk of bleeding complications following transurethral resection of the prostate from the second postoperative day until hospital discharge. Method: Using a retrospective observational study design, the medical records of all patients who underwent transurethral resection of the prostate over a 24-month period were examined. Comprehensive data regarding patients' medication history, comorbidities and complications that occurred either during or after surgery were collected from medical records. Inferential statistical analysis was used to examine associations between demographic and medication variables and the risk of complications. Results: Complications arising after surgery occurred in 48/135 (36%) of patients. The most common complications postoperatively were hematuria, occurring in 4¼8 (85%) and hematuria with clot retention, occurring in 24/48 (50%) of patients who suffered complications. There was a significant association between the number of medications prescribed and postoperative complications; for hematuria, χ 2 (12)=21.50, p=0.04; and for hematuria with clot retention χ 2 (12)=24.97, p=0.015. Conclusions: Demographic data relating to patients' age, comorbid state and the number of standard medications prescribed is associated with an increase in macroscopic hematuria and macroscopic hematuria with clot retention after transurethral resection of the prostate. These findings emphasize the importance of nursing practice in both preoperative and postoperative care of patients undergoing surgery. Nurses need to be very vigilant in assessing patients at risk of increased bleeding from a transurethral resection of the prostate by examining their medication regimen.
유료 다운로드의 경우 해당 사이트의 정책에 따라 신규 회원가입, 로그인, 유료 구매 등이 필요할 수 있습니다. 해당 사이트에서 발생하는 귀하의 모든 정보활동은 NDSL의 서비스 정책과 무관합니다.
원문복사신청을 하시면, 일부 해외 인쇄학술지의 경우 외국학술지지원센터(FRIC)에서
무료 원문복사 서비스를 제공합니다.
NDSL에서는 해당 원문을 복사서비스하고 있습니다. 위의 원문복사신청 또는 장바구니 담기를 통하여 원문복사서비스 이용이 가능합니다.
- 이 논문과 함께 출판된 논문 + 더보기