Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections: Definitions and Significance in the Urologic Patient - Timothy Averch

AUA 2015 - Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections: Definitions and Significance in the Urologic Patient

Timothy Averch, MD, FACS addresses the limitations surrounding how and when current CAUTI definitions can be used to detect catheter-associated urinary tract infections in urologic patients; discusses specific urologic concerns (e.g., catheter insertion); presents alternatives to indwelling catheterization; and proposes alternative methods for CAUTI diagnosis in specialized patient populations.

Timothy D. Averch, MD, FACS
Professor and Vice Chair for Quality
Director of Endourology
Department of Urology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA