Autocuidados de la estenosis uretral en atención primaria

  1. H. Delgado Aguilar
  2. E. Pereda Arregui
  3. M.A. Álvarez Ramírez
  4. J. M. Remírez Suberbiola
  5. M. Antolín Sagüillo
  6. G. Vizcaya Horno

ISSN: 2695-5172

Year of publication: 2014

Issue: 127

Pages: 15-16

Type: Article

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Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2014
  • Journal Impact: 0.010
  • Field: ENFERMERÍA Quartile: C4 Rank in field: 29/36


There are lots of illnesses that can affect the urethra as it is the case of urethral stenosis. Its causes are several: relapses of urethritis, sexual transmission infections, pelvic traumatisms, even cathetering, prostate explorations and transurethral resection. Exceptionally cases of congenital stenosis and female stenosis occur. 80.6% of stenoses are caused by the instrumentation of the urinary tract especially among male due to anatomical characteristics of the urethra. The incidence rate is very variable, and can affect up to 0.6% of the population. It is estimated that health expense in the US is 200 million dollars per year, 5,000 hospitalizations and 1.5 million ambulatory practices. The most common symptoms are intermittence of the flow during the urination, dysuria, incontinence and urine retention. The main complications are recurrent infections as consequence of the decrease of the urinary flow, it can cause the complete blocking. One of the most used methods to prevent recurrent narrowing is the use of urethral dilator. For a good handling of the expanders, professional nurses of primary care must provide some cares adapted to the situation of the patient in their residence or in practice, providing them autonomy, promoting their active participation and in this way improving their quality of life.