The ratios of singleton, twin, and triplet pregnancies in the two groups were statistically similar, but the twin pregnancy ratio was higher in the catheterized
group (Table 2).
Among the 275 hospital-acquired cases of UTI selected for the study, 165 were catheterized
(60%) and 110 were not catheterized
White Plains Hospital had a surge in its annual inpatient census since 2010; despite the increased number of patients catheterized
per month, the time Foley catheters remained in place, or dwell time, decreased.
He was catheterized
on day 1 as he revealed difficulty in passing urine with urinary retention.
In addition, results for voided urine and catheterized
urine specimens in this study were better than those of bladder washing specimens for the negative reference diagnoses (P < .
Because the greatest risk factor for development of CAUTI is duration of catheterization, ICU patients are at particular risk because they are typically catheterized
for extended periods (Jansen et al.
5%) had to be catheterized
again and planned for surgery.
Request that you not be catheterized
unless it is absolutely necessary; this can help minimize the cahnces of a urinary tract infection.
They then compared microbial species and colony counts in the paired specimens to determine the positive and negative predictive values of midstream culture results, using the catheterized
culture results as the reference standard.
The urinary bladder was catheterized
to remove urine.
The objective of this study, therefore, was to identify the prevalence, clinical features, causative or associated factors, and potential risks of PUBS in long-term catheterized
A total of 1466 catheterized
urine cultures from inpatients and outpatients were collected; 692 in 2011 and 774 in 2012.
First reported by Barlow and Dickson in 1978 (1), purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS), is a rare clinical phenomenon, most commonly seen in bedridden, constipated and chronically catheterized
patients, wherein the urine as well as the urine collecting bag and the tubing turns purple in color within hours to days after catheterization (2).
This is primarily because, when the femoral artery is catheterized
, there is a greater risk of hemorrhage, numerous vascular complications, such as arteriovenous fistula, pseudo aneurysms, arterial occlusion and most seriously, retroperitoneal bleed7-10.
Twenty-five percent of all hospital patients will be catheterized
each year; yet, 38% have no medical indication--they're put in for convenience.