Patients with acute urinary retention are commonly given an indwelling catheter, thereby increasing risk of infection when compared to intermittent catheterisation. A hospital in the UK changed its practice and now uses self-catheterisation as first-line management for patients presenting with acute urinary retention in the emergency department.
Given the great variability in the definitions used to diagnose Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), this review will aid in providing an overview of the joint clinical evidence between the different bladder management methods with regard to UTI risk.
At first glance, assisted urine voiding through catheterisation may seem like an unnatural thing. If, however, the evidence surrounding intermittent catheterisation (a more technical name for it) is studied, it becomes clear that this is indeed something useful. New research reveals that intermittent catheterisation is a central part of many treatment regimens. In this month’s Science Alert we look into some of them.
New success stories are being published every month on how to reduce the burden of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).
The battle against urinary tract infections (UTIs) is on. UTIs are a heavy burden for many: the healthcare system, society and, not least, the individual.