A new study puts large-scale evidence behind what many hospital patients already know: Having a urinary catheter may help empty the bladder, but it can hurt, lead to urinary tract infections, or cause other issues in the hospital and beyo
Each year, 150,000 U.S. nursing home residents will receive a urinary catheter—half of whom will develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).
According to the CDC, roughly one in every 25 hospitalized patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI).1 HAIs create significant health risks and cost the healthcare industry billions of dollars each year.
One of the primary ways physicians diagnose urinary tract infections is with a test that detects bacteria in urine. A new enhanced test, developed at Loyola University Chicago, detects significantly more bacteria than the standard test, according to a study presented at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are a common healthcare-associated infection.
Many hospital patients may be unnecessarily tested, and treated, for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
Implementing early assessment, prevention and detection protocols can reduce risk factors and improve outcomes for some of the most serious complications facing critically ill patients, according to the American Association of Critical-Ca
Patients treated in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) for severe neurological events such as stroke and aneurysm rupture, who require ventilator support, are at high risk of pulmonary and urinary infections that can lead to more seriou
A systematic program for analyzing processes associated with catheter placement and removal for surgical patients decreased urinary tract infections (UTI) for all hospitalized patients.