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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Description/Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1071-5754 (print)
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
ePrint ID: 58930
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:41
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/58930

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