retention of urine


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retention

 [re-ten´shun]
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.

retention of urine

an abnormal, involuntary accumulation of urine in the bladder as a result of a loss of muscle tone in the bladder, neurological dysfunction or damage to the bladder, obstruction of the urethra, or administration of a narcotic analgesic, especially morphine.
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Other significant urinary complaints were retention of urine, pyuria, and haematuria.
Of the total, 21 patients presented with retention of urine (Table-1).
Catheterization was only allowed in cases of retention of urine.
5% INCONTINENCE 4 DYSURIA 1 2% 5 RETENTION OF URINE 7 14.
Bhandarwar AH, Desai VV, Gajbhive RN, Deshraj BP: Acute retention of urine due to a loose peritoneal body.
The parameters studied were heart rate, blood pressure, onset, intensity and duration of analgesia, sedation, nausea, vomiting pruritus and retention of urine.
1: A 56 year old male patient had a road traffic accident with fracture of pubic bones and retention of urine with urethral injury, for which SPC was done in 2003.
CASE REPORT: CASE HISTORY: A 22yr old female presented to our casualty with acute retention of urine.
CASE HISTORY: A 40 year old man came to emergency with penile swelling, pain and retention of urine.
In the present study frequency of micturation and loss of projection, acute retention of urine were the commonest symptoms complained by the patients in both the series, in addition to the above symptoms 76% had dysuria and 2% had hematuria.
Symptom evaluation had revealed retention of urine in 47 patients (67.
All the patients were assessed on the day of surgery and on the first, second and seventh day post operatively to note any complications such as backache, nausea, vomiting, retention of urine, any signs of neurological sequeale or meningeal irritation.