Analysing risk factors for urinary tract infection based on automated monitoring of hospital-acquired infection

Jacob Redder, Rita Leth, Jens Kjølseth Møller

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Abstract

Urinary tract infections account for as much as one-third of all nosocomial infections. The aim of this study was to examine previously reported characteristics of patients with hospital-acquired urinary tract infections (HA-UTI) using an automated infection monitoring system (Hospital-Acquired Infection Registry: HAIR). A matched case–control study was conducted to investigate the association of risk factors with HA-UTI. Patients with HA-UTI more frequently had indwelling urinary catheters or a disease in the genitourinary or nervous system than the controls. Automated hospital-acquired infection monitoring enables documentation of key risk factors to better evaluate infection control interventions in general or for selected groups of patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume92
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)397-400
ISSN0195-6701
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Apr 2016

Keywords

  • Automated monitoring
  • Hospital-acquired infection
  • Risk factors
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Reproductive Tract Infections/complications
  • Catheters, Indwelling/adverse effects
  • Male
  • Nervous System Diseases/complications
  • Catheter-Related Infections/epidemiology
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Epidemiological Monitoring
  • Urinary Tract Infections/epidemiology
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Aged
  • Cross Infection/epidemiology

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