Indwelling Catheters

A novel intervention to reduce noninfectious and infectious complications associated with indwelling urethral catheters in hospitalized older patients: a quasi-experimental study.

Indwelling urethral catheters are widely used in clinical settings. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection has been recognized as a common adverse event in older patients. However, noninfectious complications are almost 5 times as common as infectious complications, and insufficient attention has been given to noninfectious complications.

Methenamine Hippurate With Cranberry Capsules Versus Cranberry Alone for Urinary Tract Infection Prevention in a Short-Term Indwelling Foley Catheter Population After Urogynecologic Surgery: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.

There is little consensus on an effective nonantibiotic agent for the prevention of urinary tract infection (UTI) after pelvic reconstructive surgery.

The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of methenamine hippurate with cranberry capsules on rates of UTI after pelvic reconstructive surgery, among patients requiring short-term catheterization.

The presence of a urinary catheter is an important predictor of in-hospital mortality in internal medicine patients.

Mortality rates are used to assess the quality of hospital care after appropriate adjustment for case-mix. Urinary catheters are frequent in hospitalized adults and might be a marker of patient frailty and illness severity.

Reducing Inappropriate Urinary Catheter Use by Involving Patients Through the Participatient App: Before-and-After Study.

The risk of urinary tract infections is increased by the inappropriate placement and unnecessary prolongation of the use of indwelling urinary catheters. Sustained behavior change in infection prevention could be promoted by empowering patients through a smartphone app.

Effectiveness of nurse-targeted education interventions on clinical outcomes for patients with indwelling urinary catheters: A systematic review.

To identify subject matter, pedagogical approaches and assess outcomes of interventions implemented to educate nurses in urinary catheterisation care and management.

A systematic review was conducted according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) statement.

Using statistical process control charts to measure changes from a nurse-driven protocol to remove urinary catheters.

Implementing a nurse-driven protocol (NDP) to remove indwelling urinary catheters is a strategy to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The purpose of this project was to implement a comprehensive NDP to reduce indwelling urinary catheter utilization and CAUTI rates at a large academic health system.

Resident-Related Factors Influencing Antibiotic Treatment Decisions for Urinary Tract Infections in Dutch Nursing Homes.

The aim of this cohort study was to identify resident-related factors that influence antibiotic treatment decisions for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in nursing home residents and to provide an overview of the appropriateness of antibiotic treatment decisions according to the updated Dutch guideline for UTIs in frail older adults.

Urinary tract infection in patients with hip fracture.

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a frequent complication of hip fractures. The Danish national clinical guideline for hip fracture recommends early and systematic mobilisation after surgery and that indwelling catheters are not used perioperatively.

Prevalence and appropriateness of indwelling urinary catheters in Japanese hospital wards: a multicenter point prevalence study.

Indwelling urinary catheters are commonly used in hospitalized patients, which can lead to the development of urinary catheter complications, including catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).

Bladder management in patients undergoing spine surgery: An assessment of care delivery.

Lower urinary tract dysfunction is common in the early postoperative phase after spine surgery. Although it is essential for an optimal patient management to balance benefits and harms, it is not known which patient benefit from a perioperative indwelling catheter.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the timing of indwelling catheter extubation in patients undergoing gynecological and obstetric surgery.

The timing of urinary catheter removal after gynecological and obstetric surgery remains controversial. This meta-analysis investigated the optimal timing of urinary catheter removal.

The PubMed, Ovid Medline, Cochrane, and Embase databases were searched for literatures published between 2010 and 2021 relating to randomized controlled studies examining the timing of catheter removal.

Effectiveness and safety of a program for appropriate urinary catheter use in stroke care: A multicenter prospective study.

Since patients with stroke frequently develop bladder dysfunction, a careful approach is required to reduce unnecessary indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).

Association of acute urinary retention in postoperative patients with a urinary catheter, with and without bladder catheter clamping.

The use of a temporaryor permanent catheter is very common in clinical practice. Between 15.0% and 25.0% of hospitalized patients have in-dwelling bladder catheters, the majority of which are short-term.

Real World Utilization of Nurse-Driven Urinary Catheter Removal Protocol in Patients with Epidural Pain Catheters.

Surgeons use indwelling bladder catheters (IBCs) to avoid urinary retention in patients with epidural analgesic catheters. Reduction of IBC-days is associated with improved catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates (CAUTI).

Administration of indwelling urinary catheters in four Australian Hospitals: cost-effectiveness analysis of a multifaceted nurse-led intervention.

Urinary catheters are useful among hospital patients for allowing urinary flows and preparing patients for surgery. However, urinary infections associated with catheters cause significant patient discomfort and burden hospital resources.

Urinary Catheter Alleviation Navigator Protocol (UCANP): Overview of Protocol and Review of Initial Experience - Beyond the Abstract

Given the associated morbidity and mortality with catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), efforts should be made to mitigate the use of indwelling catheters. We sought to describe and report the results of the post-catheter removal bladder management protocol with a particular focus on decreasing catheter reinsertion, catheter days, and CAUTIs.

Usefulness of Hydrastis for the prevention of encrustation of long-term indwelling catheters in persons with neurogenic bladder dysfunction: a case series.

Virtually every person with a spinal cord injury (SCI) suffers from a neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD). In the long term, about 15% of persons with SCI depend on indwelling (suprapubic or transurethral) catheters for bladder management.

Urethral Catheter Biofilms Reveal Plasticity in Bacterial Composition and Metabolism and Withstand Host Immune Defenses in Hypoxic Environment.

Biofilms composed of multiple microorganisms colonize the surfaces of indwelling urethral catheters that are used serially by neurogenic bladder patients and cause chronic infections. Well-adapted pathogens in this niche are Escherichia coli, Proteus, and Enterococcus spp.


Given the associated morbidity, mortality, and financial consequences of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), efforts should be made to mitigate the risk. We sought to describe, and report results for a post-catheter removal bladder management protocol focused on decreasing catheter reinsertion, catheter days, and overall CAUTI risk.

Perspectives of hospital leaders and staff on patient education for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

Device-related healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), are largely preventable.

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