International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 6.6 / 10

Prevalence of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) and the Parameters Associated with the Presence of Uropathogens in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Telangana

Jyoti Sharma [12] | Amar Biradar | Jaya Banerjee

Abstract: Background: Uropathogen - induced urinary tract infections (UTIs) pose a serious threat to global public health, particularly in developing nations where individuals lack knowledge about basic hygiene and appropriate medication usage. Many UTI patients who were previously treated at a hospital for an acquired disorder have been referred to as catheter - associated UTIs (CAUTI). Bacterial biofilm forms after catheter insertion, hindering the ability of antibiotics to combat the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Therefore, using cutting - edge therapeutic strategies is essential to get rid of the multidrug - resistant (MDR) bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Methodology: Current Study is prospective observational single - centre, hospital - based investigation conducted from January 2023 to October 2023 which includes 150 catheterized patients. Those who met the study's eligibility requirements, were observed for a maximum of five days. The third and fifth days after the catheterization were used to collect the urine samples for the follow - up. Results: The prevalence of CAUTI varied significantly depending on how long the urinary catheter was used. Additionally, there were statistically significant differences in the incidence of CAUTI by age category, with patients over 50 experiencing more cases (n = 9) than patients under 50 (n = 4). Conclusion: It is crucial to prioritize CAUTI prevention strategies and apply culture and sensitivity testing methods prior to the administration of antibiotics. Implementing and rigorously adhering to IPC activities utilizing multimodal strategies is necessary to reduce the rate of CAUTI and other HAIs.

Keywords: Catheter - associated urinary tract infections, uropathogens, antimicrobial susceptibility, risk factors

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 1288 - 1291

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