Management of Common Urologic Conditions Among the Critically Ill

  • E. Charles Osterberg


With an aging population, the elderly represent a unique cohort of patients with complex medical problems that present unique challenges to critical care providers. Common urologic conditions are often encountered by critical care providers, especially in elderly patients. In this chapter, we highlight the most common urologic problems dealt with by intensivists, specifically management of hematuria, urologic infections, Fournier’s gangrene, treatment of kidney stones, complications from urinary diversions, management of paraphimosis, an acute urinary retention algorithm, and tips for difficult catheterization.


Hematuria Paraphimosis Prostatitis Kidney stone Urinary diversion Difficult catheterization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas – Dell Medical SchoolAustinUSA

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