Digital rectal examination
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Digital rectal examination

Martin J Steggall Head of department and senior lecturer, Applied biology and urology, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, City University, Erectile dysfunction, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London

This article discusses the indications for digital rectal examination (DRE) in adults. The procedure for DRE is outlined and an overview of the potential findings from performing this test is provided.

Nursing Standard. 22, 47, 46-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.


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