Multistate point-prevalence survey of health care-associated infections - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Currently, no single U.S. surveillance system can provide estimates of the burden of all types of health care-associated infections across acute care patient populations.

Biofilm-based infections in long-term care facilities - Abstract

The recent trend in the early admittance to long-term care facilities (LTCFs) of severely injured patients transferred from general hospitals has given a new dynamic to the incidence of healthcare-associated infections, including biofilm-based infections related to the implant of urinary and intravascular catheters, and the onset of pressure ulcers.

Enhancement of health department capacity for health care-associated infection prevention through Recovery Act-funded programs - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: We evaluated capacity built and outcomes achieved from September 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011, by 51 health departments (HDs) funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for health care-associated infection (HAI) program development.

Evidence-based protocol: Diagnosis and treatment of catheter-associated urinary tract infection within adult neurocritical care patient population - Abstract

Evidence exists that patients requiring neurologic ICU admission have concomitant immunosuppression that makes them more prone to acquiring nosocomial infections.

A high-throughput minimally-invasive, ultrasound-guided model for the study of catheter associated urinary tract infections and device encrustation in mice - Abstract

PURPOSE: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are one of the most common healthcare-associated infections frequently complicated by encrustation, causing blockage of the catheter lumen.

Healthcare associated infections (HAI) perspectives - Abstract

Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are among the major complications of modern medical therapy.

Development and validation of an algorithm to recalibrate mental models and reduce diagnostic errors associated with catheter-associated bacteriuria - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Overtreatment of catheter-associated bacteriuria is a quality and safety problem, despite the availability of evidence-based guidelines.

Short versus long course of antibiotics for catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord injury: A randomized controlled noninferiority trial - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the applicability of a short-course regimen of antibiotics for managing catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Accuracy of electronic surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infection at an academic medical center - Abstract

Objective: To develop and validate a methodology for electronic surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).

The Lapides legacy: 42 Years and cathing - Abstract

We have reached the 42nd anniversary of the landmark paper by Jack Lapides1 which introduced the world to the concept of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC).

Genome sequence of the acute urethral catheter isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa MH38 - Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major nosocomial bacterial pathogen causing complicated catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).

Cleaning urinary drainage bags with vinegar following radical prostatectomy surgery: Is it necessary? - Abstract

Following a radical prostatectomy in the authors' institution, patients are sent home with an indwelling urinary catheter.

Urinary catheter use and appropriateness in U.S. emergency departments, 1995-2010 - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most prevalent hospital-acquired infection, yet little is known about emergency department (ED) use of urinary catheters.

Medicare non-payment of hospital-acquired infections: Infection rates three years post implementation - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Medicare ceased payment for some hospital-acquired infections beginning October 1, 2008, following provisions in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

A nurse-family partnership intervention to increase the self-efficacy of family caregivers and reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection in catheterized patients - Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nurse-family partnership model on the self-efficacy of family caregivers (FCs) and the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) among patients.

A-voiding catastrophe: Implementing a nurse-driven protocol - Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a nurse-driven indwelling urinary catheter removal protocol in an acute care setting.

Guidelines for prevention of hospital acquired infections - Abstract

These guidelines, written for clinicians, contains evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of hospital acquired infections.

Health-care-associated infections: Risk factors and epidemiology from an intensive care unit in Northern India - Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Health-care-associated infection is a key factor determining the clinical outcome among patients admitted in critical care areas.

Medicare reimbursement attributable to catheter-associated urinary tract infection in the inpatient setting: A retrospective cohort analysis - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Most catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are considered preventable and thus a potential target for health care quality improvement and cost savings.

Diagnostic accuracy of urinary dipstick to exclude catheter-associated urinary tract infection in ICU patients: A reappraisal - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: We wanted to assess the diagnostic accuracy of urinary dipstick testing in excluding catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with fever or hypothermia.

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