Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common cause of hospital-acquired infections, especially in elderly patients. Data on CAUTIs in older persons in acute care settings are lacking, however. This study aimed to describe the epidemiology of CAUTIs and related outcomes (ie, length of stay and mortality), in patients admitted to an acute geriatric care hospital in central Italy.
Risk factors for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in Italian elderly / Vincitorio, Daniela; Barbadoro, Pamela; Pennacchietti, Lucia; Pellegrini, Ilaria; David, Serenella; Ponzio, Elisa; Prospero, Emilia. - In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL. - ISSN 0196-6553. - 42:8(2014), pp. 898-901-901. [10.1016/j.ajic.2014.05.006]