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An Evaluation of the Management of Asymptomatic Catheter-Associated Bacteriuria and Candiduria at The Ottawa Hospital

By Dawn M Dalen, Rosemary K Zvonar and Peter G Jessamine


BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are common in hospitalized patients. They are associated with a low incidence of sequelae and morbidity, and in most patients resolve spontaneously on removal of the catheter. As a result, it is not recommended that asymptomatic catheter-associated bacteriuria or candiduria be treated with antimicrobial agents while the catheter remains in place because it may lead to the evolution of resistant flora

Topics: Infectious and parasitic diseases, RC109-216, Microbiology, QR1-502
Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1155/2005
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