Acute urinary retention: causes, clinical features and patient care

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This article provides an overview of acute urinary retention (AUR), which can cause patients severe pain and distress. It examines potential causes and risk factors. The main strategies for the treatment and clinical management of patients are discussed. Nurses have a key role in identifying patients at risk of AUR. Therefore, the nursing role in assessment and management is explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-6
Number of pages5
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Catheterization
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Urinary Catheterization
  • Urinary Retention


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