Intermittent catheterization with a hydrophilic-coated catheter delays urinary tract infections in acute spinal cord injury: a prospective, randomized, multicenter trial.

@article{Cardenas2011IntermittentCW,
  title={Intermittent catheterization with a hydrophilic-coated catheter delays urinary tract infections in acute spinal cord injury: a prospective, randomized, multicenter trial.},
  author={Diana D. Cardenas and Katherine N. Moore and Amy Dannels-McClure and William M Scelza and Daniel E Graves and Monifa Brooks and Anna Karina Busch},
  journal={PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={408-17}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether intermittent catheterization (IC) with a hydrophilic-coated catheter delays the onset of the first symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) and reduces the number of symptomatic UTIs in patients with acute spinal cord injury (SCI) compared with IC with standard, uncoated catheters. DESIGN A prospective, randomized, parallel-group trial. SETTING Fifteen North American SCI centers. Participants were followed up while in the hospital or rehabilitation unit… CONTINUE READING

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