CAUTI Publications

Incidence of perioperative urinary tract infection after single-dose antibiotic therapy for midurethal slings - Abstract

A recent Best Practice Statement published by the American Urological Association (AUA) recommends that antibiotic therapy in patients undergoing midurethral synthetic slings (MUS) should be 24 hours or less. Subjects at our institution are routinely administered a single dose of intravenous antibiotics before MUS surgery. We prospectively evaluated urinary tract infection (UTI) rates and risk factors for UTI in subjects undergoing MUS who receive single-dose antibiotic therapy.

Clinical and microbiological characteristics of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates causing community-acquired urinary tract infections - Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae is the second most common species causing urinary tract infections (UTI). However, the host factors and virulence genes of K. pneumoniae related to UTI are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to analyze the capsular phenotype and virulence genes of K. pneumoniae isolates and host factors potentially relevant to community-acquired UTI.

Risk factors for urinary tract infections during the first year after kidney transplantation - Abstract

Urinary tract infections (UTI) have been reported to occur with frequencies ranging from 30% to 60% in kidney transplant recipients during the first year posttransplantation. UTI is the main cause of infectious complications in this period. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of UTI, during the first year posttransplantation and to identify the risk factors associated with its development, as well as its impact on graft function.

Washout policies in long-term indwelling urinary catheterisation in adults - Abstract

People requiring long-term bladder draining with an indwelling catheter can experience catheter blockage. Regimens involving different solutions can be used to washout catheters with the aim of preventing blockage.

Issues for people living with long-term urinary catheters in the community - Abstract

People with a long-term urinary catheter living in the community often experience catheter-related issues, however, the frequency and extent of these issues has not been well described in the literature. 

Prevention of catheter-related urinary tract infections - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection is the most common nosocomial infection, with hospitalized patients having a risk of 5% per day an indwelling catheter is in place. Use of catheters coated with silver alloy-hydrogel significantly reduces the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infection and the burden on the NHS.

A program to limit urinary catheter use at an acute care hospital - Abstract

Urinary catheters are the major cause of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and often may be unnecessary. We attempted to reduce the number of CAUTIs by limiting the use of urinary catheters.

Pilot study on the effect of composite UmayC in catheter-associated lower urinary tract infection - Abstract

Previous studies showed that cranberries and related products may play a role in the prevention of urinary tract infection. The objective of this study is to investigate composite UmayC, a cranberry composite with the herbal extract Acrobio TS(R) and Acrobio GL(R), in its effectiveness for catheter-associated lower urinary tract infection in an animal model.

Hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infection: Documentation and coding issues may reduce financial impact of Medicare's new payment policy - Abstract

To evaluate whether hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTIs) are accurately documented in discharge records with the use of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis codes so that nonpayment is triggered, as mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital-Acquired Conditions Initiative.

Intravesical gentamicin for recurrent urinary tract infection in patients with intermittent bladder catheterisation - Abstract

Clean intermittent catheterisation (CIC) of the bladder is used to imitate normal bladder emptying in patients with bladder dysfunction.

Microbial diversity in biofilm infections of the urinary tract with the use of sonication techniques - Abstract

Infections of the urinary tract account for >40% of nosocomial infections; most of these are infections in catheterized patients.

Foley catheter practices and knowledge among Minnesota physicians - Abstract

Urinary catheter use is common, and physicians are often unaware of the presence of a catheter in a patient. Despite this, and despite a recent policy change classifying catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) as nonreimbursable, little is known regarding physicians' knowledge and attitudes regarding catheters, or their responses to the policy change.

Risk factors for urinary tract infection after renal transplantation and its impact on graft function in children and young adults - Abstract

Urinary tract infection will develop in 40% of children who undergo renal transplantation. Post-transplant urinary tract infection is associated with earlier graft loss in adults.

The effect of the bladder scanner policy on the number of urinary catheters inserted - Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine if use of an ultrasonic bladder-scanning device reduced the number of urinary catheters inserted in a medical-surgical unit of an acute care facility.

Joint Commission approves CAUTI 2012 National Patient Safety Goal

On May 17, 2011, the Joint Commission announced it had approved a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) for 2012 for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

Guideline for the prevention of health care-associated infection in urological practice in Japan - Abstract

For developing the Japanese guideline for the prevention of health care-associated infection in urological practice, we surveyed the literature including standard precautions, environmental considerations in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, the management of urinary catheters, endoscopy techniques, and the disinfection and sterilization of instruments used in endoscopies and related procedures.

Reduction of inappropriate urinary catheter use at a veterans affairs hospital through a multifaceted quality improvement project - Abstract

Foley catheter (FC) use is a modifiable risk factor for hospital-acquired urinary tract infection, the most common type of nosocomial infection. It is unknown whether sustained, hospital-wide reductions in FC use are achievable by combining interventions with demonstrated short-term effectiveness in selected units.

Urethral catheters: Can we reduce use? - Abstract

Indwelling urinary catheters are the main cause of healthcare-associated urinary tract infections.

Device-associated infections rates in adult, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care units of hospitals in the Philippines: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) findings - Abstract

This study investigated the rate of device-associated health care-associated infection (DA-HAI), microbiological profiles, bacterial resistance, length of stay (LOS), and mortality rate in 9 intensive care units (ICUs) of 3 hospital members of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) in the Philippines.

The network approach for prevention of healthcare-associated infections: Long-term effect of participation in the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network - Abstract

To describe the rates of several key outcomes and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among hospitals that participated in the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON).

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