Prevention of catheter-related urinary tract infections

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2010 Mar;71(3):148-50, 151-2. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2010.71.10.99299.

Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection is the most common nosocomial infection, with hospitalized patients having a risk of 5% per day an indwelling catheter is in place. Use of catheters coated with silver alloy-hydrogel significantly reduces the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infection and the burden on the NHS.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bacteriuria / prevention & control
  • Catheter-Related Infections / prevention & control*
  • Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Equipment Contamination / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Therapeutic Irrigation
  • Urinary Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Urinary Tract Infections / prevention & control*

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents