Indwelling Catheters

Impact of practice on quality of life of those living with an indwelling urinary catheter – an international evaluation

Introduction: Patients using indwelling urinary catheters often experience complications that have the potential to negatively impact quality of life. Limited evidence exists to inform and guide urinary catheter management, especially in those with long-term catheters; thus, patient care varies.

Incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections by Gram-negative bacilli and their ESBL and carbapenemase production in specialized hospitals of Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia.

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) is a common concern globally. Investigating the incidence of CAUTI and associated antibiotic resistance has paramount importance from the health care associated infections perspective.

Regional variation in urinary catheter use in the Netherlands from 2012 to 2021: a population-based cohort.

Our aim was to evaluate trends and regional differences in the use of indwelling and intermittent urinary catheters in the community setting in the Netherlands from 2012 to 2021.

For this population-based cohort study, data on catheter use was collected from the Drug and Medical Devices Information System of the National Healthcare Institute of the Netherlands.

Urinary catheter placement and adverse urinary outcomes with a focus on elevated risk in men with indwelling Foley catheters.

Prior studies indicated a link between urinary catheter use and urinary complications, highlighting the need for comprehensive, gender-specific investigations. This study explored the association through a national retrospective cohort, emphasizing gender disparities and long-term outcomes.

Development and psychometric evaluation of an expanded urinary catheter self-management scale: A cross-sectional study.

To develop and test the psychometric properties of an expanded catheter self-management scale for patients with in-dwelling urinary catheters.

A cross-sectional validation study. Despite the utility of the original 13-item catheter self-management scale, this instrument did not include bowel management, general hygiene and drainage bag care, which are fundamental skills in urinary catheter self-management to prevent common problems resulting in unnecessary hospital presentations.

Optimizing the Postoperative Management of Children Undergoing Resection of High-Risk Abdominal Neuroblastoma.

Surgical resection is a mainstay of treatment in high-risk neuroblastoma (HR-NB), but there exists wide variability in perioperative management practices. The aim of this study was to evaluate two standardized adult perioperative enhanced recovery practices (ERPs) in pediatric patients undergoing open resection of abdominal HR-NB.

Antibiotics prophylaxis at the time of catheter removal after radical prostatectomy: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis.

To conduct a systematic literature review with meta-analysis to identify whether antibiotic prophylaxis after removal of the indwelling urinary catheter reduces posterior infections.

A systematic literature review was conducted in the databases PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, Google Scholar, and Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature, using the keywords "antibiotics" AND "prostatectomy" AND "urinary catheter.

Prevalence of indwelling urinary catheters in nursing home residents: Systematic review.

This systematic review examines the prevalence of indwelling urinary catheters in nursing home residents.

MEDLINE via PubMed, CINAHL, and EMBASE were searched from inception to 9 August 2022. Cross-sectional studies and longitudinal studies with cross-sectional analyses reporting catheter prevalence in nursing home residents were identified and summarized descriptively.


To assess patient satisfaction with location of indwelling catheter removal placed for urinary retention after urogynecologic surgery.

All adult women who were diagnosed with urinary retention requiring post-operative indwelling catheter insertion after undergoing surgery for urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse were eligible for this randomized controlled study.

Safety and efficacy of silicone tape for indwelling urinary catheter fixation in intensive care patients-A randomized clinical trial.

Critically ill patients are more vulnerable to medical adhesive-related skin injuries (MARSI), whose prevention is a constant challenge and one of the main quality indicators of nursing care. MARSI associated with indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) fixation is a relevant adverse event, mainly because of the constant involuntary traction and high skin vulnerability of the fixation site.

A single institution pre-/post-comparison after introduction of an external urinary collection device for female medical patients.

External urinary collection devices (EUCDs) may serve as an alternative to indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) and decrease the rate of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). PureWick® is a novel female EUCD; however, no study has definitively proven benefit regarding reduction of CAUTIs.

Need to clamp indwelling urinary catheters before removal after different durations: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effect of bladder training by clamping on bladder urethral function in patients with indwelling urinary catheters used for different durations.

Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Nursing protocols to reduce urinary tract infection caused by indwelling catheters: an integrative review.

to analyze the production of knowledge in research articles about the effectiveness of nursing protocols for reducing indwelling urinary catheter dwell time and catheter-associated urinary tract infection rate in hospitalized adult and older patients.

Is There Any Benefit to the Use of Antibiotics with Indwelling Catheters after Urologic Surgery in Adults.

Antibiotic stewardship in urologic reconstruction is critically important, as many patients will require indwelling catheters for days to weeks following surgery and thus are at risk of both developing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) as well as multi-drug resistant (MDR) uropathogens.

A comprehensive status update on modification of foley catheter to combat catheter-associated urinary tract infections and microbial biofilms.

Present-day healthcare employs several types of invasive devices, including urinary catheters, to improve medical wellness, the clinical outcome of disease, and the quality of patient life. Among urinary catheters, the Foley catheter is most commonly used in patients for bladder drainage and collection of urine.

Medical Device-related Pressure Injury Due to Urinary Catheterization: A Case Report.

Urethral erosion secondary to a medical device-related pressure injury (MDRPI) is preventable, understudied, not well understood, and often overlooked.

This case report describes a patient who sustained an MDRPI secondary to indwelling urinary catheter placement for urinary retention.

Transurethral lidocaine (100 mg) bladder irrigation (TULI100) reduces the incidence of catheter related bladder discomfort in transurethral resection of bladder tumors: A randomized, double blind, controlled trial.

Transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBT) surgeries requires post-resection catheterization for continuous irrigation of the bladder. This indwelling catheter is associated with distressing catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) and increases postoperative pain and agitation.

Water vapor thermal therapy for indwelling urinary catheter removal in frail patients.

To report the efficacy and safety of water vapor thermal therapy to achieve catheter removal in frail patients with refractory acute urinary retention.

Data from consecutive frail patients with indwelling urinary catheter undergoing the Rezūm™ therapy (Boston Scientific Corporation, Marlborough, MA) at a single center between October 2017 and June 2021 were prospectively collected.

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy without indwelling ureteral catheter in older adults with upper urinary calculi: A retrospective study.

Retention of ureteral catheter to establish artificial hydronephrosis is a routine step of percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedure, which can improve the success rate of puncture, but it can prolong the procedure time and increase the risk of postoperative infection, especially for immunocompromised elderly patients.

Impact of urinary catheter on resistance patterns and clinical outcomes on complicated urinary tract infection.

Complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI) is highly prevalent and costly for health systems. The impact of the indwelling urinary catheter on etiologic agents and clinical outcomes has been poorly studied in Latin America.