Urethral catheters: Can we reduce use? - Abstract

Indwelling urinary catheters are the main cause of healthcare-associated urinary tract infections.

Update on biofilm infections in the urinary tract - Abstract

Department of Urology, South-Pest Hospital, 1 Koves Str., 1204, Budapest, Hungary.

Estimating the proportion of healthcare-associated infections that are reasonably preventable and the related mortality and costs - Abstract

Center for Evidence-Based Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.

Reporting catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Denominator matters - Abstract

Department of Infection Control, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois

Editor's Commentary - Estimating the proportion of healthcare-associated infections that are reasonably preventable and the related mortality and costs

BERKELEY, CA ( - CAUTIs are a major source of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) and negatively impact patient safety.

Editor's Commentary - Feasibility of audit and feedback to reduce postoperative urinary catheter duration

BERKELEY, CA ( - The way for any institution to reduce CAUTI rates is to reduce indwelling (Foley) urinary catheter (IUC) use and/or to remove the catheter as soon as possible.

Editor's Commentary - Reporting catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Denominator matters

BERKELEY, CA ( - A hospital-wide surveillance program for tracking CAUTIs usually includes monitoring the UTI rate and device days.

Nitrofurantoin compares favorably to recommended agents as empirical treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in a decision and cost analysis - Abstract

Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W Carson St, Box 466, Torrance, CA 90509.

Intermittent catheterization with a hydrophilic-coated catheter delays urinary tract infections in acute spinal cord injury: A prospective, randomized, multicenter trial - Abstract

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136.

Reduction of inappropriate urinary catheter use at a veterans affairs hospital through a multifaceted quality improvement project - Abstract

VA Medical Center Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Guideline for the prevention of health care-associated infection in urological practice in Japan - Abstract

Department of Urology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan.

National ambulatory antibiotic prescribing patterns for pediatric urinary tract infection, 1998-2007 - Abstract

University of California, San Francisco, Department of Urology, 400 Parnassus, A610, San Francisco, CA 94130.

Rapid detection of urinary tract infections using isotachophoresis and molecular beacons - Abstract

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Urology, Stanford University, California 94305, United States.

Washout policies in long-term indwelling urinary catheterization in adults: A short version Cochrane Review - Abstract

Ailsa Hospital, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Ayr, UK.

New 2012 National Patient Safety Goal - Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL USA (Press Release) - May 17, 2011 - The Joint Commission has approved one new National Patient Safety Goal for 2012 that focuses on catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) for the hospital and critical access hospital accreditation programs.

Joint Commission approves CAUTI 2012 National Patient Safety Goal

EDGEWOOD, NM USA (Press Release) - May 27, 2011 - On May 17, 2011, the Joint Commission announced it had approved a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) for 2012 for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

Risk factors for urinary tract infection following incontinence surgery - Abstract

Department of OB/GYN, University Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Treatment of urinary tract infection in persons with spinal cord injury: Guidelines, evidence, and clinical practice. A questionnaire-based survey and review of the literature - Abstract

Department of Neurourology, Schweizer Paraplegiker Zentrum, Nottwil, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Recommendations of the infectious disease committee of the French Association of Urology. Diagnosis, treatment and monitoring candiduria - Abstract

Service des maladies infectieuses et tropicales, CHU de Nîmes, groupe hospitalo-universitaire Caremeau, place du Professeur-Robert- Debré, 30029 Nîmes, France.

Candida urinary tract infections--treatment - Abstract

Section of Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA.