Types of urethral catheter for reducing symptomatic urinary tract infections in hospitalised adults requiring short-term catheterisation: multicentre randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of antimicrobial- and antiseptic-impregnated urethral catheters (the CATHETER trial)

R Pickard, T Lam, G Maclennan, K Starr, M Kilonzo, G McPherson, K Gillies, A McDonald, K Walton, B Buckley, C Glazener, C Boachie, J Burr, J Norrie, L Vale, A Grant, J N'dow

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Abstract

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a major preventable cause of harm for patients in hospital and incurs significant costs for health-care providers such as the UK NHS. Many preventative strategies and measures have been introduced to minimise CAUTI risk, including the use of antimicrobial catheters. However, there is considerable uncertainty regarding their usefulness in terms of reducing symptomatic CAUTI, and whether or not they are cost-effective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-197
Number of pages197
JournalHealth Technology Assessment
Volume16
Issue number47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Catheter-Related Infections
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Female
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nitrofurazone
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Silver
  • Urinary Catheters
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Young Adult

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