retention of urine

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1. the process of holding back or keeping in a position.
2. persistence in the body of material normally excreted, such as from the bowel or bladder.
3. the number of staff members in a facility that remain in employment.
urinary retention a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state in which an individual has incomplete emptying of the bladder.
retention of urine accumulation of urine within the bladder because of inability to urinate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Cervical and vaginal wall tears were observed in 3(0.75%) cases while other complications such as PPH, retention of urine and Para urethral tear were less frequent.
A 25-year-old male farmer, hailing from a village of West Bengal, presented in the emergency with acute retention of urine and severe agonizing pain radiating along the back of thighs.
Qualitative data (frequencies and percentages) such as gender, degree of hemorrhoids, retention of urine, bleeding, wound healing, wound dehiscence, recurrence, anal stenosis, anal incontinences and wound infection etc.
The final inclusion criteria were; refractory retention of urine, severe IPSS (19-35), prostate apparently benign on DRE and on ultrasonography post-voiding residual urine more than 100ml.
* Outline factors and risks associated with retention of urine.
The patient developed chronic retention of urine and needed corrective surgery.
The voice of Samuel Pepys is heard, along with the voices of more obscure commentators such as the obsessively clean (an oddity for the time) Thomas Tryon, who died from "retention of urine".
With extensive retention of urine, a putrefying phase may develop in which germs and microbes begin to multiply in the urinary tract, leading to problems.
``This can lead to the painful distention of the bladder and if the problem is not noticed and dealt with, the retention of urine can result in episodes of kidney or bloodstream infections which can seriously jeopardise the health and well-being of the patient,'' said Dr David Stickler, who has been researching the problem since 1970.
Female circumcision may cause retention of urine and injuries during sexual intercourse, and may lead to loss of sexual desire and other psychological problems.
In the child with cerebral palsy, the nerves going to the bladder may not be functioning normally, and may cause either involuntary emptying of the bladder or abnormal retention of urine to the point that the bladder "overflows" and urine dribbles out.