Catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Nizam Damani

in Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Third edition

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199698356
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191732126 | DOI:
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections

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It has been estimated that about 10% of hospitalized patients require urinary catheterization. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) following catheterization are the most common infections, accounting for up to 40% of all health care associated infections. This chapter discusses risk factors, pathogenesis, microbiology, diagnosis, prevention strategies, and management of patients with bacteriuria and infections.

Keywords: urinary catheterization; urinary tract infections; risk factors; pathogenesis; microbiology; diagnosis; prevention; bacteriuria

Chapter.  4170 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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