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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Apr;37(4):469-71. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.339. Epub 2016 Jan 18.

Potential Misclassification of Urinary Tract-Related Bacteremia Upon Applying the 2015 Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Surveillance Definition From the National Healthcare Safety Network.

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1Department of Internal Medicine,University of Michigan Medical School,Ann Arbor,Michigan.
2
2Veterans Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program,Ann Arbor,Michigan.
3
4St. John Hospital and Medical Center,Detroit,Michigan.

Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated the surveillance definition of catheter-associated urinary tract infection to include only urine culture bacteria of at least 1 × 10(5) colony-forming units/mL. Our findings suggest that the new surveillance definition may fail to capture clinically meaningful catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

PMID:
26778287
PMCID:
PMC5176094
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2015.339
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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