Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

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Cureus. 2022 Oct 17;14(10):e30385. doi: 10.7759/cureus.30385. eCollection 2022 Oct.


One of the most prevalent health-related illnesses globally is catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). CAUTIs account for almost half of all hospital-acquired diseases. Most of the healthcare-acquired urinary tract infections result from catheter tubes implantation. These tubes connect a collecting system and the urinary bladder via the urethra. These are known as indwelling urinary catheters. The length of catheterization has a key role in starting bacteriuria since biofilm eventually forms on all of these devices. Despite the low percentage of people with bacteriuria who start showing symptoms, there is nevertheless a significant burden associated with these contamination due to the repeated use of indwelling urinary devices. Minimizing indwelling device usage and stopping the catheter as soon as medically possible are the two most crucial preventative measures for bacteriuria and infection when device use is required. Efforts to avoid catheter-acquired urinary infections must be implemented and monitored by infection control guidelines in healthcare institutions. These approaches include monitoring device use, the suitability of device justifications, and problems. Ultimately, technological advancements in device substances that inhibit colony generation will be necessary to avoid these infestations. There is still some way by which we can bring down the increased phenomenon of catheter-associated urinary tract contamination by maintaining hygiene while handling the catheter and patients and keeping the infected patients away or isolated from unaffected patients as a precaution. This article mainly focuses on an overview that helps with discussing prevention, risk factors, diagnosis, control and management of CAUTI.

PMID:36407206 | PMC:PMC9668204 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.30385

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