BACKGROUND: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli cause up to 10% of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).
BACKGROUND: The service setting has some unique strengths and weaknesses that must be kept in mind when organizing Hospital acquired infections (HAI) prevention interventions.
IMPORTANCE: Daily bathing of critically ill patients with the broad-spectrum, topical antimicrobial agent chlorhexidine is widely performed and may reduce health care-associated infections.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common pathogenic bacterium in urinary tract infections (UTIs), particularly catheter-associated UTIs.
SILVER SPRING, MD USA (Press Release) - January 20, 2015
ANA Works with Partnership for Patients and CDC to Target Decrease in Dangerous Infections
Candida albicans is the 3rd most common cause of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, with a strong propensity to form drug-resistant catheter-related biofilms.
PURPOSE: Device-associated infections constitute the majority of health care-associated infections (HAIs) in ICUs.
IMPORTANCE: In 2008, Medicare implemented the Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) Initiative, a policy denying incremental payment for 8 complications of hospital care, also known as never events.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common hospital-acquired infections worldwide, aggravating the problem of antimicrobial resistance and patient morbidity.
AIM: To investigate incidence, reasons, risk factors and outcomes for inappropriate use of urinary catheters in hospitalized elderly patients.
The objective of this pilot study was to describe effectiveness of an evidence-based guideline designed to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) in reducing CA-UTI in the burn-injured patient population.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the first reported successful use of adjunctive linezolid bladder irrigation.
BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - Urinary tract infections (UTI) are some of the most common health care-associated infections and they occur primarily after bladder catheterization and are very common in hospital and home care contexts.
Background: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are preventable adverse outcomes that cause increased morbidity, mortality, and financial burdens to hospitals.
Microorganisms from a patient or their environment may colonize indwelling urinary catheters, forming biofilm communities on catheter surfaces and increasing patient morbidity and mortality.
LITTLETON, CO USA and SEATTLE, WA USA (Press Release) - January 5, 2015 - dBMEDx, Inc., a privately-held, wireless medical device company, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its novel bladder scanner, the BBS Revolution™, a device offering unparalleled ease of use, speed and accuracy for the non-invasive measurement of bladder volume.
BACKGROUND: Purpose of this study is to determine strategies to decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients.
In this study, urinary catheter utilization rates, the causative agents for catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and their antimicrobial susceptibilities in intensive care units (ICUs) in 2009 were investigated at Gazi university hospital.
BACKGROUND: The use of an indwelling catheter after uncomplicated hysterectomy is common, but remains controversial because of the occurrence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs) and discomfort.
Background: Device-associated healthcare-acquired infections (DA-HAI) pose a threat to patient safety, particularly in the intensive care unit (ICU).