Frequency of urinary catheter change and clinical urinary tract infection. Study in hospital-based, skilled nursing home

Beverly A. Priefer, Edmund H. Duthie, Steven R. Gambert

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Abstract

In a hospital-based Veterans Administration Nursing Home, patients with indwelling urinary catheters were divided randomly into two groups to evaluate the effect of frequency of catheter change on the development of clinical urinary tract infection. During the six-month study clinical urinary tract infections developed in 6 of 7 men in whom catheters were changed only for infection and/or obstruction and in 3 of 10 men in whom catheters were changed monthly as well as for infection and/or obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-142
Number of pages2
JournalUrology
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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