Funguria rarely represents true infection in the urinary tract.
IMPORTANCE: Indwelling devices (eg, urinary catheters and feeding tubes) are often used in nursing homes (NHs).
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.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a frequent agent of complicated catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).
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.
BACKGROUND: The expanding number of mobile health applications (apps) holds potential to reduce and eliminate health care-associated infections (HAIs) in clinical practice.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the incidence, associated factors and adverse outcomes for initial inappropriate use of urinary catheters in hospitalised older patients.
BACKGROUND: Endemic health care-associated safety problems, including health care-associated infection, account for substantial morbidity and mortality.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the most common health care acquired infection encountered in clinical practice.
BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - Pediatric catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) have been and remain a challenge for many health care institutions, both pediatric and adult alike.
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.
Long-term catheterization inevitably leads to a catheter-associated bacteriuria caused by multispecies bacterial biofilms growing on and in the catheters.
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.
Accurate documentation of the use of invasive devices, such as urinary and central line catheters, is important to track potential catheter-associated infections.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the commonest hospital-acquired infection, accounting for over 100,000 hospital admissions within the USA annually.
BACKGROUND: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli cause up to 10% of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).
BACKGROUND: The service setting has some unique strengths and weaknesses that must be kept in mind when organizing Hospital acquired infections (HAI) prevention interventions.
IMPORTANCE: Daily bathing of critically ill patients with the broad-spectrum, topical antimicrobial agent chlorhexidine is widely performed and may reduce health care-associated infections.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common pathogenic bacterium in urinary tract infections (UTIs), particularly catheter-associated UTIs.