continuous bladder irrigation
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continuous bladder irrigationAbbreviation: CBI
A constant flow of normal saline (or other bladder irrigant) through a three-way urinary catheter to keep the catheter patent. It is typically used postoperatively following a transurethral resection of the prostate gland.
During CBI the volume of fluid infused and the volume returned is monitored and recorded.
See also: irrigation
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