Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Review Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Karen Clarke*
Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Corresponding author : Karen Clarke, MD, MS, MPH
Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 73288, Newnan, GA 30271, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 29, 2014 Accepted: May 23, 2014 Published: May 27, 2014
Citation: Clarke K (2014) Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections. J Womens Health, Issues Care 3:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000145

Abstract

Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

The most common type of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a urinary tract infection (UTI), and 80 percent of these are associated with the use of indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs). These are termed catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).

Keywords: CAUTI; Diagnosis; Treatment; Infection; Urinary tract

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