Urinary Catheter and Fast-track Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Université Catholique de Louvain
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 5, 2009
Last updated: January 12, 2010
Last verified: March 2008

Urinary catheter was placed during several days after colonic surgery. Nevertheless, it is probably unnecessary after Fast-Track colonic surgery. No prospective data permit to confirm it.

Condition Intervention
Urinary Complications
Other: Observational study, no intervention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Is Urinary Catheter Necessary After Fast-Track Colonic Surgery?

Further study details as provided by Université Catholique de Louvain:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of urinary retention necessitating catheterisation [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Other urinary complications and modification of the Fast Track protocol [ Time Frame: 4 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2008
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Without urinary catheter Other: Observational study, no intervention
Observation of the complications seen without urinary catheter (which is the habitual protocol in our institution)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients scheduled for Fast Track colonic surgery


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients scheduled for Fast Track colonic surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Urinary pathology
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00817141

St Luc Hospital
Brussels, Belgium, 1200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Université Catholique de Louvain
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Patrice Forget, Université Catholique de Louvain
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00817141     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008/12MARS/82
Study First Received: January 5, 2009
Last Updated: January 12, 2010
Health Authority: Belgium: The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

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