Epidemiology of intensive care unit-acquired urinary tract infections

  title={Epidemiology of intensive care unit-acquired urinary tract infections},
  author={Sean M. Bagshaw and Kevin B. Laupland},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
Purpose of review The development of urinary tract infections in critically ill adult patients is associated with considerable morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, and greater healthcare expenditures. We review the occurrence, microbiology, risk factors for acquisition, and outcomes associated with intensive care unit-acquired urinary tract infections. Recent findings Reports from several countries indicate that nosocomial urinary tract infections frequently complicate the course of patients… 

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Information on the frequency, antibiograms, disease pattern, and risk factors involved in providing an advocacy recommendation to prevent CAUTI are determined to formulate an effective antibiotic stewardship program that can be implemented throughout the kingdom.

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This chapter will focus on methods that have demonstrated in research and recommended to help prevent CA-UTIs in the acute care setting.

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  • Medicine, Biology
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  • 2010
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