The chronic indwelling catheter and urinary infection in long-term-care facility residents.

@article{Nicolle2001TheCI,
  title={The chronic indwelling catheter and urinary infection in long-term-care facility residents.},
  author={Lindsay E. Nicolle},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={316-21}
}
From 5% to 10% of residents of long-term-care facilities have urinary drainage managed with chronic indwelling catheters. These residents are always bacteriuric, usually with a complex microbiological flora of two to five organisms and a biofilm on the catheter that may contribute to obstruction. Residents with chronic indwelling catheters have increased morbidity from urinary infection compared to bacteriuric residents without chronic catheters. The most effective means to prevent infection is… CONTINUE READING

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