Urinary tract infections complicating stroke: mechanisms, consequences, and possible solutions.

  title={Urinary tract infections complicating stroke: mechanisms, consequences, and possible solutions.},
  author={Sharon N. Poisson and S C Johnston and Scott Andrew Josephson},
  volume={41 4},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hospital-acquired urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common complication in hospitalized patients. Recently, catheter-associated UTI has been identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a preventable condition, and additional payments to hospitals for its treatment are now declined, increasing the need for prevention of this important complication. SUMMARY OF REVIEW This article explores in-depth the pathophysiology, risk factors for, and… CONTINUE READING
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