Bladder Lavage as Decontamination Method for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria With Uropathogens in Catheterized Patients
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Last updated:17th Jan 2013
In patients with advanced multiple sclerosis, permanent urinary catheters are often used to manage the urinary incontinence and bladder emptying problems. These catheters will lead to urinary tract infection, blocking of the catheter etc.. Especially infections with certain bacteria such as proteus, enterobacteriaceae and ESBL producing enterobacteriaceae and pseudomonas can pose a problem for the hospital infection control and for the patient. This study wants to evaluate the potential role of regular bladder lavage with saline, a solution of betadine, an acid solution of acetic acid and of URotainer Twin Suby G ( Braun)in the decontamination of these bladders and the prevention of clinically relevant urinary tract infections.
|Study start date||2013-01-17|