Pilot study of a non-return catheter valve for reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in critically ill patients - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a non-return catheter valve vs. the standard urine bag for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in critically ill patients.

Impact of device-associated infection on trauma patient outcomes at a major trauma center - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are considered performance measures.

Enhancing resident safety by preventing healthcare-associated infection: A national initiative to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections in nursing homes - Abstract

Preventing healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a key contributor to enhancing resident safety in nursing homes.

Denominator doesn't matter: Standardizing healthcare-associated infection rates by bed days or device days - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact on infection rates and hospital rank for catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) using device days and bed days as the denominator.

The potential impact of excluding funguria from the surveillance definition of catheter-associated urinary tract infection - Abstract

Funguria rarely represents true infection in the urinary tract.

A targeted infection prevention intervention in nursing home residents with indwelling devices: A randomized clinical trial - Abstract

IMPORTANCE: Indwelling devices (eg, urinary catheters and feeding tubes) are often used in nursing homes (NHs).

Local sustained-release delivery systems of the antibiofilm agent thiazolidinedione-8 for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections - Abstract

Thiazolidinedione-8 (TZD-8) is an anti-quorum-sensing molecule that has the potential to effectively prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections, a major healthcare challenge.

Genome sequence of the urethral catheter isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa MH19 - Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a frequent agent of complicated catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).

Safety and efficacy of a novel silver-impregnated urinary catheter system for preventing catheter-associated bacteriuria: A pilot randomized clinical trial - Abstract

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of a novel silver-impregnated Foley catheter system designed to prevent catheter-associated bacteriuria and funguria, assess recruitment feasibility for a future pivotal trial, and preliminarily assess efficacy.

Review and analysis of existing mobile phone applications for health care-associated infection prevention - Abstract

BACKGROUND: The expanding number of mobile health applications (apps) holds potential to reduce and eliminate health care-associated infections (HAIs) in clinical practice.

Exploring initial inappropriate use of urinary catheters among hospitalised older patients in Taiwan - Abstract

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the incidence, associated factors and adverse outcomes for initial inappropriate use of urinary catheters in hospitalised older patients.

Introducing the No Preventable Harms campaign: Creating the safest health care system in the world, starting with catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Endemic health care-associated safety problems, including health care-associated infection, account for substantial morbidity and mortality.

Knowledge and attitude of doctors and nurses regarding indication for catheterization and prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in a tertiary care hospital - Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the most common health care acquired infection encountered in clinical practice.

Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: A quality-improvement initiative, "Beyond the Abstract," by Katherine Finn Davis, PhD, RN

BERKELEY, CA ( - Pediatric catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) have been and remain a challenge for many health care institutions, both pediatric and adult alike.

Impact of changes in the NHSN catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) surveillance criteria on the frequency and epidemiology of CAUTI in intensive care units (ICUs) - Abstract

The impact of the 2013 NHSN CAUTI definition on CAUTI rates was analyzed.

Novel low-resource intervention reduces urinary catheter use and associated urinary tract infections: Role of outcome measure bias? - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Previous interventions targeting nosocomial urinary tract infections have reduced catheterization and infections, but they require significant resources and may be susceptible to misclassification and surveillance bias.

A metaproteomics approach to elucidate host and pathogen protein expression during catheter-associated urinary tract infections - Abstract

Long-term catheterization inevitably leads to a catheter-associated bacteriuria caused by multispecies bacterial biofilms growing on and in the catheters.

Systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in Southeast Asia - Abstract

A systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the burden of HAIs in Southeast Asia was performed on 41 studies out of the initially identified 14,089 records.

Comparison of two methods of documenting urinary and central venous catheters at an academic medical center - Abstract

Accurate documentation of the use of invasive devices, such as urinary and central line catheters, is important to track potential catheter-associated infections.

Biomaterial modification of urinary catheters with antimicrobials to give long-term broadspectrum antibiofilm activity - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the commonest hospital-acquired infection, accounting for over 100,000 hospital admissions within the USA annually.

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