Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Foleys aren't fun: Patient study shows catheter risks

A new study puts large-scale evidence behind what many hospital patients already know: Having a urinary catheter may help empty the bladder, but it can hurt, lead to urinary tract infections, or cause other issues in the ...

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Educational intervention in hospital can cut catheter use

(HealthDay)—A simple multimodal educational intervention targeting nurses and physicians can reduce mean catheter days per patient (CDPP) and the proportion of patients catheterized, according to a study published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using viruses to fight infection

Scientists at the University of Brighton have shown viruses that can kill bacteria may be used to combat common infections related to the use of medical devices such as catheters.

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