Journal article

Early urinary tract infection after spinal cord injury: a retrospective inpatient cohort study

Louise M Goodes, Gabrielle K King, Alethea Rea, Kevin Murray, Peter Boan, Anne Watts, Jen Bardsley, Carly Hartshorn, Jeffrey Thavaseelan, Matthew Rawlins, James A Brock, Sarah A Dunlop

SPINAL CORD | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective audit. OBJECTIVES: Examine factors associated with urinary tract infection (UTI), UTI incidence and impact on hospital length of stay (LOS) in new, inpatient adult traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Western Australian Hospitals managing SCI patients. METHODS: Data on UTIs, bladder management and LOS were obtained from hospital databases and medical records over 26 months. Adherence to staff-administered intermittent catheterisation (staff-IC) was determined from fluid balance charts. RESULTS: Across the cohort (n = 70) UTI rate was 1.1 starts/100 days; UTI by multi-resistant organisms 0.1/100 days. Having ≥1 UTIs compared with none and longer duration of..

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