Obstetrics & gynaecology

Certain factors increase risk for UTIs after radical hysterectomies

Smoking and using a catheter for more than seven days postsurgery significantly increase the risk for catheter-associated urinary tract infections after radical hysterectomies for cervical cancer, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Catheter infections decline after preventive efforts

Patients with urinary catheters often get infections. But more comprehensive preventive efforts in health care cut the proportion affected in a group of frail elderly patients from 18 to 4 percent, a study led by University ...


CLABSI rates have remained stable in neonatal, pediatric ICUs

(HealthDay)—Among critically ill neonates and children, the rates of central catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) remained stable from 2013 to 2018, while population-based catheter-associated urinary tract ...

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