CAUTI Publications

Expert panel develops tool to reduce costly catheter-associated urinary tract infections during hospital stays

SILVER SPRING, MD USA (Press Release) - January 20, 2015

ANA Works with Partnership for Patients and CDC to Target Decrease in Dangerous Infections

In vitro analysis of finasteride activity against Candida albicans urinary biofilm formation and filamentation - Abstract

Candida albicans is the 3rd most common cause of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, with a strong propensity to form drug-resistant catheter-related biofilms.

Device-associated infections at a level-1 trauma centre of a developing Nation: Impact of automated surveillance, training and feedback - Abstract

PURPOSE: Device-associated infections constitute the majority of health care-associated infections (HAIs) in ICUs.

Effect of Medicare's nonpayment for hospital-acquired conditions: Lessons for future policy - Abstract

IMPORTANCE: In 2008, Medicare implemented the Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) Initiative, a policy denying incremental payment for 8 complications of hospital care, also known as never events.

Development of a catheter functionalized by a polydopamine peptide coating with antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common hospital-acquired infections worldwide, aggravating the problem of antimicrobial resistance and patient morbidity.

Inappropriate use of urinary catheters among hospitalized elderly patients: Clinician awareness is key - Abstract

AIM: To investigate incidence, reasons, risk factors and outcomes for inappropriate use of urinary catheters in hospitalized elderly patients.

Evidence-based Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Guidelines and Burn-Injured Patients: A pilot study - Abstract

The objective of this pilot study was to describe effectiveness of an evidence-based guideline designed to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) in reducing CA-UTI in the burn-injured patient population.

Linezolid bladder irrigation as adjunctive treatment for a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium catheter-associated urinary tract infection: A case report - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the first reported successful use of adjunctive linezolid bladder irrigation.

Systematic review of the effectiveness of cleaning or disinfecting the urinary meatus before urinary catheterization, "Beyond the Abstract," by Madalena Cunha, RN, PhD

BERKELEY, CA ( - Urinary tract infections (UTI) are some of the most common health care-associated infections and they occur primarily after bladder catheterization and are very common in hospital and home care contexts.

Risk factors for catheter-associated urinary tract infections in critically ill patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage - Abstract

Background: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are preventable adverse outcomes that cause increased morbidity, mortality, and financial burdens to hospitals.

Bacteriophage-mediated control of a two-species biofilm of CAUTI-associated microorganisms in an in vitro urinary catheter model - Abstract

Microorganisms from a patient or their environment may colonize indwelling urinary catheters, forming biofilm communities on catheter surfaces and increasing patient morbidity and mortality.

dBMEDx announces FDA clearance of the BBS Revolution™ bladder scanner

LITTLETON, CO USA and SEATTLE, WA USA (Press Release) - January 5, 2015 - dBMEDx, Inc., a privately-held, wireless medical device company, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its novel bladder scanner, the BBS Revolution™, a device offering unparalleled ease of use, speed and accuracy for the non-invasive measurement of bladder volume.

Eliminating catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the intensive care unit: Is it an attainable goal? - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Purpose of this study is to determine strategies to decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients.

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections in intensive care units at a university hospital in Turkey - Abstract

In this study, urinary catheter utilization rates, the causative agents for catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and their antimicrobial susceptibilities in intensive care units (ICUs) in 2009 were investigated at Gazi university hospital.

A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing immediate and delayed catheter removal following uncomplicated hysterectomy - Abstract

BACKGROUND: The use of an indwelling catheter after uncomplicated hysterectomy is common, but remains controversial because of the occurrence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs) and discomfort.

International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) national report on device-associated infection rates in 19 cities of Turkey, data summary for 2003–2012 - Abstract

Background: Device-associated healthcare-acquired infections (DA-HAI) pose a threat to patient safety, particularly in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Building an antifouling zwitterionic coating on urinary catheters using an enzymatically triggered bottom-up approach - Abstract

Catheter associated urinary tract infections are common during hospitalization due to the formation of bacterial biofilms on the indwelling device.

The impact of hospital-acquired conditions on Medicare program payments - Abstract

RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: Hospital-acquired conditions, or HACs, often result in additional Medicare payments, generated during the initial hospitalization and in subsequent health care encounters.

Pad weighing for reduction of indwelling urinary use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection: A quality improvement project - Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections pose a significant risk to hospitalized patients.

AUA white paper on catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Definitions and significance in the urologic patient

BERKELEY, CA USA - The AUA white paper on catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Definitions and significance in the urologic patient was approved by the AUA Board of Directors at its October 2014 meeting.