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Karsten Nielsen, Fin Biering-Sørensen & Hanne V. Hansen

Estimation of total number of epithelial cells on the surface of hydrophilic catheters used for intermittent urinary bladder catheterization by use of fractionator method

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Abstract

The total number of cells on catheters used for intermittent urinary bladder catheterization is an indicator of the mucosal lesion made by the catheters. Therefore we designed a method for unbiased estimation of the total cell number on catheters based on the stereological fractionator principle and systematic sampling. The method was used on two different types of hydrophilic catheters, on which the same number of cells was found.

Keywords : fractionator, intermittent catheterization, stereology, total cell number

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Karsten Nielsen, Fin Biering-Sørensen & Hanne V. Hansen, «Estimation of total number of epithelial cells on the surface of hydrophilic catheters used for intermittent urinary bladder catheterization by use of fractionator method», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 17 (1998), Number 1 - June 1998, 83-85 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=2512.

About: Karsten Nielsen

Institute of Pathology, Aalborg Hospital, DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark

About: Fin Biering-Sørensen

Center for Spinal Cord Injured, Rigshospitalet, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

About: Hanne V. Hansen

Center for Spinal Cord Injured, Rigshospitalet, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark