Warm sitz bath: Are there benefits after transurethral resection of the prostate?

Sang Un Park, Seung Hwan Lee, Yeun Goo Chung, Kyung Kgi Park, Sang Yol Mah, Sung Joon Hong, Byung Ha Chung

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of warm water sitz baths in patients who have undergone transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) owing to lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Materials and Methods: We reviewed the records of 1,783 patients who had undergone TURP between 2001 and 2009. In the warm water sitz bath group, patients were instructed to sit in a tub containing lukewarm water at 40-45°C for 10 minutes each time. Patients were advised to perform the procedure for at least 5 days immediately after the removal of a Foley urethral catheter. The differences in post-TURP complications between the warm water sitz bath group and the no sitz bath group were compared. Results: After TURP, 359 of the 1,561 patients performed a warm water sitz bath. Complications after TURP, such as hemorrhage, urinary tract infection, urethral stricture, and acute urinary retention were found in 19 (5.3%) and 75 (6.2%) patients in the sitz bath and no sitz bath groups, respectively (p=0.09). There was a significant difference in postoperative complications such as urethral stricture between the warm sitz bath group and the no sitz bath group (p=0.04). The group that did not undergo warm water sitz bath treatment showed a 1.13-fold increased risk of rehospitalization within 1 month after TURP due to postoperative complications compared with the warm water sitz bath group (odds ratio [OR]=1.134; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.022 to 1.193; p=0.06). Conclusions: Warm water sitz bath treatment reduced postoperative complications such as urethral stricture. These results suggest that large-scale prospective studies are needed to establish an ideal method and optimal duration of sitz baths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-766
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Volume51
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1

Fingerprint

Transurethral Resection of Prostate
Baths
Water
Urethral Stricture
Urinary Catheters
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urinary Retention
Prostatic Hyperplasia
Urinary Tract Infections

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

Cite this

Park, Sang Un ; Lee, Seung Hwan ; Chung, Yeun Goo ; Park, Kyung Kgi ; Mah, Sang Yol ; Hong, Sung Joon ; Chung, Byung Ha. / Warm sitz bath : Are there benefits after transurethral resection of the prostate?. In: Korean Journal of Urology. 2010 ; Vol. 51, No. 11. pp. 763-766.
@article{bfee8cea2e474387b26baa8efdf8773e,
title = "Warm sitz bath: Are there benefits after transurethral resection of the prostate?",
abstract = "Purpose: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of warm water sitz baths in patients who have undergone transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) owing to lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Materials and Methods: We reviewed the records of 1,783 patients who had undergone TURP between 2001 and 2009. In the warm water sitz bath group, patients were instructed to sit in a tub containing lukewarm water at 40-45°C for 10 minutes each time. Patients were advised to perform the procedure for at least 5 days immediately after the removal of a Foley urethral catheter. The differences in post-TURP complications between the warm water sitz bath group and the no sitz bath group were compared. Results: After TURP, 359 of the 1,561 patients performed a warm water sitz bath. Complications after TURP, such as hemorrhage, urinary tract infection, urethral stricture, and acute urinary retention were found in 19 (5.3{\%}) and 75 (6.2{\%}) patients in the sitz bath and no sitz bath groups, respectively (p=0.09). There was a significant difference in postoperative complications such as urethral stricture between the warm sitz bath group and the no sitz bath group (p=0.04). The group that did not undergo warm water sitz bath treatment showed a 1.13-fold increased risk of rehospitalization within 1 month after TURP due to postoperative complications compared with the warm water sitz bath group (odds ratio [OR]=1.134; 95{\%} confidence interval [CI], 1.022 to 1.193; p=0.06). Conclusions: Warm water sitz bath treatment reduced postoperative complications such as urethral stricture. These results suggest that large-scale prospective studies are needed to establish an ideal method and optimal duration of sitz baths.",
author = "Park, {Sang Un} and Lee, {Seung Hwan} and Chung, {Yeun Goo} and Park, {Kyung Kgi} and Mah, {Sang Yol} and Hong, {Sung Joon} and Chung, {Byung Ha}",
year = "2010",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4111/kju.2010.51.11.763",
language = "English",
volume = "51",
pages = "763--766",
journal = "Korean Journal of Urology",
issn = "2005-6737",
publisher = "Korean Urological Association",
number = "11",

}

Warm sitz bath : Are there benefits after transurethral resection of the prostate? / Park, Sang Un; Lee, Seung Hwan; Chung, Yeun Goo; Park, Kyung Kgi; Mah, Sang Yol; Hong, Sung Joon; Chung, Byung Ha.

In: Korean Journal of Urology, Vol. 51, No. 11, 01.11.2010, p. 763-766.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Warm sitz bath

T2 - Are there benefits after transurethral resection of the prostate?

AU - Park, Sang Un

AU - Lee, Seung Hwan

AU - Chung, Yeun Goo

AU - Park, Kyung Kgi

AU - Mah, Sang Yol

AU - Hong, Sung Joon

AU - Chung, Byung Ha

PY - 2010/11/1

Y1 - 2010/11/1

N2 - Purpose: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of warm water sitz baths in patients who have undergone transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) owing to lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Materials and Methods: We reviewed the records of 1,783 patients who had undergone TURP between 2001 and 2009. In the warm water sitz bath group, patients were instructed to sit in a tub containing lukewarm water at 40-45°C for 10 minutes each time. Patients were advised to perform the procedure for at least 5 days immediately after the removal of a Foley urethral catheter. The differences in post-TURP complications between the warm water sitz bath group and the no sitz bath group were compared. Results: After TURP, 359 of the 1,561 patients performed a warm water sitz bath. Complications after TURP, such as hemorrhage, urinary tract infection, urethral stricture, and acute urinary retention were found in 19 (5.3%) and 75 (6.2%) patients in the sitz bath and no sitz bath groups, respectively (p=0.09). There was a significant difference in postoperative complications such as urethral stricture between the warm sitz bath group and the no sitz bath group (p=0.04). The group that did not undergo warm water sitz bath treatment showed a 1.13-fold increased risk of rehospitalization within 1 month after TURP due to postoperative complications compared with the warm water sitz bath group (odds ratio [OR]=1.134; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.022 to 1.193; p=0.06). Conclusions: Warm water sitz bath treatment reduced postoperative complications such as urethral stricture. These results suggest that large-scale prospective studies are needed to establish an ideal method and optimal duration of sitz baths.

AB - Purpose: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of warm water sitz baths in patients who have undergone transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) owing to lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Materials and Methods: We reviewed the records of 1,783 patients who had undergone TURP between 2001 and 2009. In the warm water sitz bath group, patients were instructed to sit in a tub containing lukewarm water at 40-45°C for 10 minutes each time. Patients were advised to perform the procedure for at least 5 days immediately after the removal of a Foley urethral catheter. The differences in post-TURP complications between the warm water sitz bath group and the no sitz bath group were compared. Results: After TURP, 359 of the 1,561 patients performed a warm water sitz bath. Complications after TURP, such as hemorrhage, urinary tract infection, urethral stricture, and acute urinary retention were found in 19 (5.3%) and 75 (6.2%) patients in the sitz bath and no sitz bath groups, respectively (p=0.09). There was a significant difference in postoperative complications such as urethral stricture between the warm sitz bath group and the no sitz bath group (p=0.04). The group that did not undergo warm water sitz bath treatment showed a 1.13-fold increased risk of rehospitalization within 1 month after TURP due to postoperative complications compared with the warm water sitz bath group (odds ratio [OR]=1.134; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.022 to 1.193; p=0.06). Conclusions: Warm water sitz bath treatment reduced postoperative complications such as urethral stricture. These results suggest that large-scale prospective studies are needed to establish an ideal method and optimal duration of sitz baths.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=78649669783&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=78649669783&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4111/kju.2010.51.11.763

DO - 10.4111/kju.2010.51.11.763

M3 - Article

C2 - 21165196

AN - SCOPUS:78649669783

VL - 51

SP - 763

EP - 766

JO - Korean Journal of Urology

JF - Korean Journal of Urology

SN - 2005-6737

IS - 11

ER -