CAUTI Publications

Healthcare-associated urinary tract infections in patients with a urinary catheter: Risk factors, microbiological characteristics and patterns of antibiotic resistance

OBJECTIVE - Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common nosocomial acquired infections, with high resistance rates. CAUTIs are a potentially severe complication in hospitalized patients and imply higher costs. Our aim was to analyze the characteristics of CAUTIs in our Urology department.

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Intensive Care Unit Patients

OBJECTIVE - To delineate the epidemiology of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and to better understand the value of urine cultures for evaluation of fever in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting

Questionable validity of the catheter-associated urinary tract infection metric used for value-based purchasing

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) occur in 290,000 US hospital patients annually, with an estimated cost of $290 million.

Trends in the incidence rate of device-associated infections in intensive care units after the establishment of the Korean Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System

The effectiveness of continuous nationwide surveillance on healthcare-associated infections should be investigated in each country.

Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in a neuro-spine intensive care unit - Abstract

A collaborative effort reduced catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the neuro-spine intensive care unit where the majority of infections occurred at our institution.

Device-associated infection rates and bacterial resistance in six academic teaching hospitals of Iran: Findings from the International Nocosomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) - Abstract

Device-associated health care-acquired infections (DA-HAIs) pose a threat to patient safety, particularly in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Natural language processing for real-time catheter-associated urinary tract infection surveillance: Results of a pilot implementation trial - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a quality benchmark.

Effectiveness of an antimicrobial stewardship approach for urinary catheter associated asymptomatic bacteriuria - Abstract

IMPORTANCE: Overtreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in patients with urinary catheters remains high.

Use of a patient hand hygiene protocol to reduce hospital-acquired infections and improve nurses' hand washing - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients are at marked risk of hospital-acquired infections, which increase patients' morbidity and mortality.

Catheter-associated candiduria: Risk factors, medical interventions, and antifungal susceptibility - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated candiduria is a common clinical finding in hospitalized patients, especially in the intensive care unit.

Impact of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services hospital-acquired conditions policy on billing rates for 2 targeted healthcare-associated infections - Abstract

BACKGROUND: The 2008 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hospital-acquired conditions policy limited additional payment for conditions deemed reasonably preventable.

Impact of a bundle on prevention and control of healthcare associated infections in intensive care unit - Abstract

Inpatients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at high risk for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Preventing device-associated infections in US hospitals: National surveys from 2005 to 2013 - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Numerous initiatives have focused on reducing device-associated infections, contributing to an overall decrease in infections nationwide.

Risk factors for catheter-associated urinary tract infections in a pediatric institution - Abstract

PURPOSE: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are an essential measure for health care quality improvement that affects reimbursement through hospital-acquired condition reduction programs in adult patients.

An electronic surveillance tool for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in intensive care units - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Traditional methods of surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are error-prone and resource-intensive.

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection: Role of the setting of catheter insertion - Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to describe the epidemiology of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in patients admitted to a surgical ward in Central Italy and to analyze the associated risk factors.

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.

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