CAUTI Publications

Hospital acquired infections in a large north Ugandan hospital - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Hospital care is a precious gift in Uganda, therefore little concern is given to hospital safety and very seldom Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) risk is evaluated.

Epidemiological profile of health-care-associated infections in the central-east area of Tunisia - Abstract

This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for health-care-associated infection (HAl) in all 9 hospitals of the central-east area of Tunisia in 2005.

Purple urine bag syndrome: case report and literature review - Abstract

Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a medical syndrome in which there is purple discoloration of the urine of catheterized patients as well as discoloration of the collecting bag and the associated tubing.

Point prevalence and risk factors for healthcare-associated infections in primary healthcare wards - Abstract

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to document the point prevalence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the public primary healthcare wards, which treat both acute and long-term care patients.

The effect of L-alanyl-L-glutamine dipeptide supplemented total parenteral nutrition on infectious morbidity and insulin sensitivity in critically ill patients - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the clinical efficacy of alanine-glutamine dipeptide-supplemented total parenteral nutrition defined by the occurrence of nosocomial infections.

Device-associated infection rates in adult intensive care units of Cuban university hospitals: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) findings - Abstract




OBJECTIVES: To determine the rate of device-associated healthcare-associated infection (DA-HAI), microbiological profile, length of stay (LOS), extra mortality, and hand hygiene compliance in two intensive care units (ICUs) of two hospital members of the International Infection Control Consortium (INICC) of Havana, Cuba.

The encrustation and blockage of long-term indwelling bladder catheters: A way forward in prevention and control - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To review the literature showing that understanding how Foley catheters become encrusted and blocked by crystalline bacterial biofilms has led to strategies for the control of this complication in the care of patients undergoing long-term indwelling bladder catheterization.

A murine model for catheter-associated candiduria - Abstract

Candiduria is a common finding in hospitalized patients with indwelling urine-draining devices.

Incidence and outcome of healthcare-associated Acinetobacter baumannii in chronically ventilated patients in a tertiary care hospital in Taiwan - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Most studies related to healthcare-associated infection with Acinetobacter baumannii (HAIA) are on acutely ventilated patients. Little is known regarding the incidence and outcomes of HAIA in chronically ventilated patients.

Nosocomial infections and risk factors in the intensive care unit of a teaching and research hospital: a prospective cohort study - Abstract

BACKGROUND: To evaluate the incidence, risk factors and etiology of nosocomial infections (NIs) in the intensive care unit (ICU) of our hospital in order to improve our infection control policies.

Relationship of catheter-associated urinary tract infection to mortality and length of stay in critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether catheter-associated urinary tract infections are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients.

Device-associated infection rates and bacterial resistance in the intensive care units of a Turkish referral hospital - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine device-associated infection (DAI) rates, and the microbiological and antibiotic resistance profiles of infecting pathogens in our hospital.

Urinary diversion/reconstruction for cases of catheter intolerant secondary progressive multiple sclerosis with refractory urinary symptoms - Abstract

PURPOSE: We assessed surgical outcomes for patients intolerant of catheters with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis undergoing urinary diversion/reconstruction for refractory urinary symptoms.

The efficacy of a novel antibacterial hydroxyapatite nanoparticle-coated indwelling urinary catheter in preventing biofilm formation and catheter-associated urinary tract infection in rabbits - Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate of the efficacy and reliability of a novel antimicrobial hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticle coating of urethral catheters, in the prophylaxis of biofilm formation and bacteriuria in rabbits.

Prevalence and molecular epidemiology of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nursing home residents in northern Germany - Abstract

Nursing home residents are a population at risk for carrying meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Noble metal alloy-coated latex versus silicone Foley catheter in short-term catheterization: a randomized controlled study - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to compare the incidence of catheter-associated bacteriuria with a noble metal alloy-coated latex catheter or a non-coated silicone catheter in patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery with short-term catheterization.

Nosocomial urinary tract infection in critical pediatric patients - Abstract

[Article in Spanish]

OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, etiology and risk factors of nosocomial urinary tract infections (nUTI) in a second level Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

National incidence and impact of noninfectious urethral catheter related complications on the Surgical Care Improvement Project - Abstract

PURPOSE: We defined the incidence and health outcomes related impact of noninfectious urethral catheter related complications for the 7 surgical procedures monitored by the Joint Commission as part of the Surgical Care Improvement Project.

Silver alloy vs. uncoated urinary catheters: a systematic review of the literature - Abstract

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to determine whether there was enough evidence to conclude that silver-alloy urinary catheters reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections compared with silicone or latex urinary catheters in adult inpatients.

Should ureteral catheterization be systematically used in kidney transplants? - Abstract

[Article in Spanish]

OBJECTIVE: To assess if the systematic use of double J ureteral catheters in ureteroneocystostomies of kidney transplants reduces the rate of complications.