Current evidence on intermittent catheterisation: sterile single-use catheters or clean reused catheters and the incidence of UTI
Getliffe, Kathryn, Fader, Mandy, Allen, Colleen, Pinar, Kim and Moore, Katherine N. (2007) Current evidence on intermittent catheterisation: sterile single-use catheters or clean reused catheters and the incidence of UTI. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing, 34, (3), 289-296. (doi:10.1097/01.WON.0000270824.37436.f6). (PMID:17505249).
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Intermittent catheterization is a commonly prescribed procedure for people with incomplete bladder emptying not managed by other methods. The most frequent complication of intermittent catheterization is urinary tract infection (UTI). It is unclear what strategies, including sterile vs clean catheters or coated vs uncoated PVC catheters, affect the incidence of UTIs. This systematic review summarizes current evidence on the relationship between sterile single-use catheters or clean reused catheters and the incidence of UTIs.
|Keywords:||single-use catheters, urinary tract infection|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
|Date Deposited:||19 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 13:52|
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