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Prevention and Treatment of Urinary Catheter-Associated Infections.
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PMID:  23341244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTIs) are the most common nosocomial infection worldwide. Prolonged catheterization is the most important risk factor for CA-UTIs. As is the case with all device-related infections, the biofilm plays a central role in the pathogenesis of CA-UTIs. The diagnosis is often difficult, given the lack of good diagnostic tests. The most effective way to prevent infection is to limit catheter use and discontinue the catheter when no longer needed. Catheter removal or exchange is also useful in management. This review summarizes and analyzes the results of published studies of CA-UTIs and assesses the role of prevention approaches and management strategies.
Authors:
Mayar Al Mohajer; Rabih O Darouiche
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current infectious disease reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1523-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Infect Dis Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888983     Medline TA:  Curr Infect Dis Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Section of Infectious Diseases, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030, USA, mohajer@bcm.edu.
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