CAUTI Publications

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.

Using electronic medical records to increase the efficiency of catheter-associated urinary tract infection surveillance for National Health and Safety Network reporting - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Streamlining health care-associated infection surveillance is essential for health care facilities owing to the continuing increases in reporting requirements.

Emergence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in catheter-associated urinary tract infection in neurogenic bladder patients - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a common clinic problem.

Introducing a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention guide to patient safety (GPS) - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection, 1 of the hospital-acquired conditions targeted for reduction by the US government, is challenging to prevent.

Lock-out valve to decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infections - Abstract

Patients with long-term indwelling urinary catheters are at an increased risk for urinary tract infection due to bacteriuria.

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