Eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in a Pediatric Cardiac ICU

Conclusions: Utilization of quality improvement methodology allowed us to identify components of care that contributed to catheter-associated urinary tract infections. After addressing these issues, we noted a substantial reduction and then elimination of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in our pediatric cardiac ICU. Widely disseminating these interventions across multiple pediatric hospitals to determine the ability to achieve similar results are important next steps.
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Online Cardiac Intensive Care Source Type: research

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Conclusion: In conclusion, patients with a ureteral catheter associated with APN should be given close attention with regards to the above risk factors. Early removal of the catheter is the best policy for the prevention of APN. PMID: 32975161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 September 2020Source: Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)Author(s): S. Martínez-Pizarro
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe conclude that in children with postnatal APD ≤ 7 mm, no calyceal dilatation, normal bladder, ureters, and kidney parenchyma, the outcome is excellent. There is no need for long-term follow-up in these patients.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this cohort of girls less than 6  years of age, there is no difference in urine NGAL concentrations between those with single and recurrent UTIs.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Acutis Diagnostics continues the expansion of its infectious disease menu with the New York State Department of Health's approval of its Acutis Reveal™ Urinary Tract Infection molecular assay.(PRWeb September 25, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/acutis_diagnostics_receives_new_york_state_approval_for_comprehensive_urinary_tract_infection_assay/prweb17416432.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Conclusion Bacteria traditionally considered to be more pathogenic outside of pregnancy do not progress to pyelonephritis at higher rates than E. coli in pregnancy, and are associated with similar pyelonephritis-related morbidity. Larger studies are needed to confirm these findings. Key Points [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: SMFM Fellowship Series Article Source Type: research
letir G Abstract Urinary tract infections are one of the most common bacterial infections and rapid diagnosis of the infection is essential for appropriate antibiotic therapy. The goal of our study was to identify urinary pathogens directly by MALDI-TOF MS and to perform antibiotic susceptibility tests in order to shorten the period spent for culturing.Urine samples submitted for culture to the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory were enrolled in this study. Urine samples were screened for leukocyte and bacteria amount by flow cytometry. Samples with bacterial load of 106-107/mL were tested directly by MALDI-TOF MS a...
Source: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Acta Microbiol Immunol Hung Source Type: research
Review (3 RCTs, n=346) states duration of symptoms without use of antibiotics remains unclear, but some women appear to improve or become symptom free spontaneously (with most improvement in the first 9 days) and others failed to improve or became worse over a variable timespan.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a health risk as it can lead to life-threatening infections. There has been a rise in resistant urinary tract infections (UTIs) which is the most common infection in pregnancy. This can be challenging in pregnancy due to the additional need to safeguard foetal development. The study's aim was to explore views about AMR in women who experienced UTIs in pregnancy.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions: Gram-negative bacteria were found to be dominant pathogens in healthcare-associated infections. The most frequently cultured pathogens were multidrug-resistant A. baumannii, K. pneumoniae ESBL(+), and P. aeruginosa. The study showed an increase in the incidence of “alert pathogens” and MDR bacilli, as well as the tendency of a growing resistance to antibiotics during the observed period. Microbiological analysis of HAIs and the consumption of antibiotics is the necessary element of the proper antibiotic policy in hospitals.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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