Clinical reliability and cost analysis of using petroleum jelly creams versus water-based gels for urethral catheterization


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CANİKLİOĞLU M. , ÖZTEKİN Ü., SARI S. , SELMİ V. , GÜRTAN E. , IŞIKAY L.

ANNALS OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.12, pp.138-141, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/acam.20397
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-141
  • Keywords: Lidocaine, Lubricants, Fusidic acid, Petroleum jelly, Urethral catheterization, Visual analog scale, Cost, CONDOMS, TRIAL, PAIN

Abstract

Aim: Lubricants applied to the urethra prior to using the urethral catheter increase patient comfort and ease of operation. Different combinations of water-based lubricants are widely used in medicine. Combinations of fusidic acid and petroleum jelly creams and ointments are also used in the clinical routine for lubrication. in this study, we compared the use of a lidocaine gel (Cathejell (R)) and fusidic acid (Stafine (R)) cream containing petroleum jelly in urethral catheterization in terms of pain, cost and success rates.