Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 28, issue 1, P105-119 2014 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.09.002 View full text
Carol E. Chenoweth, Carolyn V. Gould, Sanjay Saint

Abstract: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is common, costly, and causes significant patient morbidity. CAUTIs are associated with hospital pathogens with a high propensity toward antimicrobial resistance. Treatment of asymptomatic patients with CAUTI accounts for excess antimicrobial use in hospitals and should be avoided. Duration of urinary catheterization is the predominant risk for CAUTI; preventive measures directed at limiting placement and early removal of urinary catheters have an impact on d…

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