Science Alert: Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) – Success Stories

August 29, 2017

New success stories are being published every month on how to reduce the burden of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

The vast majority of studies share successful results from prevention programs and show a significant CAUTI reduction of 9% per year or even higher depending on the method used. The most important part of the solution is to restrict the use of indwelling catheters.

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Topics: Science Alert, Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI)

Science Alert: Urinary tract infection (UTI) – Invincible or possible to defeat?

June 20, 2017

The battle against urinary tract infections (UTIs) is on. UTIs are a heavy burden for many: the healthcare system, society and, not least, the individual.

Recurrent problems are common among people with spinal cord injury and patients suffering from incomplete bladder emptying. The link between catheter use and UTI is also sufficiently strong to be defined by its own term, catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).

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Topics: Science Alert, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI)

Science Alert: The end of CAUTI = the end of indwelling urinary catheter use?

May 17, 2017

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most common healthcare-associated infection and it has major cost implications for health services. It is a highly researched field with several new studies published every month covering prevention strategies and interventions.

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Topics: Science Alert, Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI)

Science Alert: Prevention of CAUTI - Restricted indwelling catheter use

February 7, 2017

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a hassle and a great contributor to the wide spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Recent research shows that inappropriate use of urethral indwelling catheters in hospitals is one main reason behind CAUTIs.

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Topics: Science Alert, Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI)