Accession Number:

ADA275884

Title:

Bladder Catheterization Technique for Male Rhesus Monkeys.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

1993-06-10

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Real-time collection of urine is advantageous in some physiological research. Human bladder catheterization procedures and equipment are not suitable for studies using the rhesus monkey Macaca mulatta because of anatomical and behavioral differences. We developed a technique for bladder catheterization using a human pediatric naso-gastric feeding tube with a polyethylene extension connected to a fraction collector. The unanesthetized, conditioned animal was seated in a primate restraint chair with neck, arms, and legs restrained. The feeding tube was inserted into the bladder and then secured using a combination of a 10-cc syringe tube, moleskin, Velcro, and tape. Urine collection in a fraction collector during experiments lasting 6 h was accomplished successfully. The catheterization proved reliable with no evidence of irritation or other sequelae. Bladder catheterization, Urine collection, Catheterization.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE