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Incidenza delle infezioni nosocomiali nei pazienti con catetere urinario = Incidence of nosocomial infections in patients with a urinary catheter

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Résumé / Abstract

An incidence study on urinary catheterization was carried out in the Medicine Unit of the University Hospital of Padua within the framework of a national study. The aim of this study was to estimate urinary catheterization and hospital-acquired urinary tract infection rates, and evaluate antibiotic susceptibility of urinary pathogens isolated, the use of antibiotic drugs and patient management during in-dwelling urethral catheterism. The urinary catheterization rate was 19.9% and was frequently indicated in incontinent patients confined to bed. 26 infections occurred in 2303 catheter-patient-days (11.3/1000 catheter-patient-days) and the incidence of UTI associated with urinary catheter was 11.1% (17.4/1000 catheter-patient-days). To reduce catheter-associated UTI we began providing medical and nursing staff with unit-specific UTI rates and implementation of guidelines for prevention of catheter-associated UTI.

Revue / Journal Title

L' Igiene moderna    ISSN  0019-1655 

Source / Source

2001, vol. 116, no4, pp. 209-218 [10 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Revue : Multilingue

Editeur / Publisher

Igiene moderna, Roma, ITALIE  (1908) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3942, 35400010157858.0020

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