Indwelling Catheters

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.

Transvaginal closure of urinary bladder opening and Mitrofanoff technique in a neurologically impaired female with chronic indwelling catheter: a case presentation.

Chronic catheterization remains the only attractive option in specific circumstances, especially in neurologically impaired patients. Complications produced by the indwelling catheters, like patulous urethra and bladder neck destruction, usually lead to severe incontinence and significant nursing difficulties.

Modified reporting of positive urine cultures to reduce inappropriate antibiotic treatment of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria (CA-ASB) among inpatients, a randomized controlled trial.

To determine whether modified reporting of positive urine cultures collected from indwelling catheters improved treatment decisions without causing harm.

Prospective, unblinded, randomized control trial.

Rates and predictors of postoperative complications after Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) at a high-volume center.

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is considered a challenging procedure with a non-negligible risk of complications limiting its widespread adoption. We investigated rates and pre-operative predictors of complications in a high volume center with long-time experience.

British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) and Nurses (BAUN) Consensus Document: Management of the Complications of Long Term Indwelling Catheters.

Complications of long-term indwelling catheters include catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), purple urine bag syndrome, catheter blockages, bladder spasms (causing pain and urinary leakage), loss of bladder capacity, urethral erosion ("catheter hypospadias")/dilatation of bladder outlet and chronic inflammation, (metaplasia and cancer risk).

Foley catheter with noble metal alloy coating for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: a large, multi-center clinical trial.

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are among the most frequent healthcare-associated infections in the world. They are associated with increased mortality, prolonged hospital stay and increased healthcare costs.

Integrated System for Bacterial Detection and Biofilm Treatment On Indwelling Urinary Catheters.

This work introduces an integrated system incorporated seamlessly with a commercial Foley urinary catheter for bacterial growth sensing and biofilm treatment.

The system is comprised of flexible, interdigitated electrodes incorporated with a urinary catheter via a 3D-printed insert for impedance sensing and bioelectric effect-based treatment.

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