Epidemiology of intensive care unit-acquired urinary tract infections.

@article{Bagshaw2006EpidemiologyOI,
  title={Epidemiology of intensive care unit-acquired urinary tract infections.},
  author={Sean M. Bagshaw and Kevin B Laupland},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={67-71}
}
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… CONTINUE READING