Prevention and treatment of catheter-associated infections: Myth of reality?

P. Tenke, Marta Jackel, E. Nagy

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Abstract

Patients are endangered by nosocomial infections all over the world. Nosocomial infections rise the expenses of medical care. Most of them occur in the urinary tract (23-49%) with catheters in their background (65-76%), among which indwelling catheters are the most frequent. As a result, it is inevitable to know how to prevent and treat these infections. Several technological and medical innovations have been introduced in the hope of reducing infections, caused by catheters. However, at present observing the indications of using foreign bodies in a strict way seems to be the most common and effective method of preventing nosocomial urinary tract infections (NUTI). The authors deal with infections connected with urinary catheters, the basis of prevention and treatment of NUTI, and summarize the indications of the use of foreign bodies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-115
Number of pages10
JournalEAU Update Series
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

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Catheter-Related Infections
Cross Infection
Foreign Bodies
Urinary Tract Infections
Catheters
Infection
Inventions
Urinary Catheters
Indwelling Catheters
Therapeutics
Urinary Tract

Keywords

  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Biofilm formation
  • Catheter-associated UTI
  • Encrustation
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Prevention and treatment of catheter-associated infections : Myth of reality? / Tenke, P.; Jackel, Marta; Nagy, E.

In: EAU Update Series, Vol. 2, No. 3, 09.2004, p. 106-115.

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