FOLEY CATHETERS IN MEN AND WOMEN: LUBRICATION, ANESTHESIA, AND ATTITUDE: A RANDOMIZED TRIAL

Submitted by John D. Fisher, MD; Stanley Boczko, MD; Eileen Monahan, RN: Vanessa Taylor, RN; Soo G. Kim, MD; Kevin J. Ferrick, MD; Jay N. Gross, MD; Judith Durkin, RN;


FOLEY CATHETERS IN MEN AND WOMEN: LUBRICATION, ANESTHESIA, AND ATTITUDE:  A RANDOMIZED TRIAL
John D. Fisher, MD1; Stanley Boczko, MD2; Eileen Monahan, RN1: Vanessa Taylor, RN1; Soo G. Kim, MD1; Kevin J. Ferrick, MD1; Jay N. Gross, MD1; Judith Durkin, RN1; Short Running Title: Lidocaine for Foley catheters. From the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology1,and the Department of Urology2, Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Address for correspondance: John D. Fisher, MD Montefiore Medical Center/Cardiology – F2 111 E. 210th Street Bronx NY 10467 Phone: 718 920 4292; Fax: 718 547 2111 Email:[email protected] Acknowledgments: The authors appreciate the efforts of Dr. Katherine Freeman and the Department of Biostatistics who helped with the design of the study, provided the randomization, and performed much of the key statistical analysis. Supported in part by the Arrhythmia Research Fund, Montefiore Medical Center.