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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Lung Neoplasms, Metastatic Lung Cancer, Urinary Retention or Urinary Tract Infections
and you are
over 18
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

It is common practice to insert a Foley catheter into the bladder to drain urine during and after a lung resection. Recently, there has been increasing interest in the potential risks associated with this catheterization, particularly with regard to infection. As thoracic surgery adopts minimally invasive surgical techniques, the need for urinary catheterization during surgery is being questioned since these less invasive surgeries are known to result in less post-operative acute pain, shorter length of stay, and other outcomes that tend to decrease overall anesthetic needs for this patient population. Thus, there is a need to investigate whether patients who have had a minimally invasive lung resection truly need the Foley catheter at all. This will be achieved by assigning patients to either an experimental no-catheter group or the standard of care routine urinary catheter group to determine if patients with no catheter experience different rates of complications. This pilot study will primarily determine if there is a difference in post operative urinary complications between the groups. It is hoped that this study will definitively determine whether a Foley urine catheter is a necessary procedure in the course of a minimally invasive lung resection.

Provided treatments

  • Other: No Foley Urinary Catheter
  • Other: Standard of care Foley urinary catheter insertion

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02640326. The sponsor of the trial is McMaster University and it is looking for 0 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
A Prospective Randomized Control Trial Comparing Routine Urinary Catheterization vs. No-Urinary Catheterization at the Time of Thoracoscopic Pulmonary Resection (McMaster Catheterization for Thoracoscopic Surgery Study - UCATh Study)