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Clin Geriatr Med. 1992 Nov;8(4):805-19.

Catheter-associated bacteriuria.

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  • 1University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Abstract

Catheter-associated bacteriuria is the most common nosocomial infection in both acute and long-term care facilities. Complications include fever, bacteremia, acute pyelonephritis, urinary stones, chronic renal inflammation, and death. Catheter-associated bacteriuria can be postponed by maintaining the closed nature of the catheter system. Postponement may become prevention of bacteriuria if the catheter is removed as soon as possible.

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