Review: silver alloy catheters are more effective than standard catheters for reducing bacteriuria in adults in hospital having short term catheterisation

@article{Rosier2004ReviewSA,
  title={Review: silver alloy catheters are more effective than standard catheters for reducing bacteriuria in adults in hospital having short term catheterisation},
  author={Patricia Kelly Rosier},
  journal={Evidence Based Nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={85 - 85}
}
  • P. Rosier
  • Published 25 June 2004
  • Medicine
  • Evidence Based Nursing
Brosnahan J, Jull A, Tracy C. Types of urethral catheters for management of short-term voiding problems in hospitalised adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2004;(1):CD004013 (latest version 26 Nov 2003). 
 Q In adults admitted to hospital and having short term urinary catheterisation, what is the effect of type of indwelling urethral catheter on the risk of urinary tract infection? ### ![Graphic][1] Data sources: specialised trials registers of the Cochrane Incontinence Group (November… 
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