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.
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
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) occur in 290,000 US hospital patients annually, with an estimated cost of $290 million.
The effectiveness of continuous nationwide surveillance on healthcare-associated infections should be investigated in each country.
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 health care-acquired infections (DA-HAIs) pose a threat to patient safety, particularly in the intensive care unit (ICU).
BACKGROUND: Incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a quality benchmark.
IMPORTANCE: Overtreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in patients with urinary catheters remains high.
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients are at marked risk of hospital-acquired infections, which increase patients' morbidity and mortality.
BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated candiduria is a common clinical finding in hospitalized patients, especially in the intensive care unit.
BACKGROUND: The 2008 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hospital-acquired conditions policy limited additional payment for conditions deemed reasonably preventable.
Inpatients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at high risk for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
BACKGROUND: Numerous initiatives have focused on reducing device-associated infections, contributing to an overall decrease in infections nationwide.
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.
BACKGROUND: Traditional methods of surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are error-prone and resource-intensive.
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.
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.
BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are considered performance measures.
Preventing healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a key contributor to enhancing resident safety in nursing homes.
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.