17th International Conference on Nephrology & Urology
Imam Reza Hospital-Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Title: Does early removal of foley cather have any influence on infection of recipient post renal transplantation? Is it safe? A clinical trial study
Biography: Afshar Zomorrodi
Introduction: Kidney transplant is a fair option for treatment of a chronic renal failure, although the outcome and results of
kidney transplant are good, but it may be associated with some complications. One of the important complications is urinary
infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of early removing of the catheter in renal transplant patients on the
reduction of urinary tract infections.
Materials & Methods: This study was conducted as a clinical trial. 88 transplanted patients were enrolled and randomly divided
into two groups. In the first group, the catheter of patients was taken 3 days after the transplant, and in the second group, the
catheter of patients were removed 7 days after the transplantation. Urine culture was performed on two occasions. Then, the
patient data entered the SPSS v20 statistical analysis program and analyzed the data.
Results: In this study, 25 patients (56.8%) were male in the first group and the mean age of the patients was 43.52±13.6 years.
In the second group, 25 patients (56.8%) were female and the mean age of the patients was 43.20±14.39 years. After examining
patients' urine tests and analyzing data with T test, the incidence of infection on the day after catheter exits (P=0.000) and 7 days
after the expulsion of the catheter (P=0.009) in the patients in the first group (three days). It was significantly less than the second
Conclusion: Early removal of catheter has fundamental effects on UTI post kidney transplant and it seems that early removal of
urethral catheter may be safe and reasonable in renal transplant of the recipient patient.