Camstent Blog

Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance

The American Journal of Infection & Control have published a very interesting paper, ‘Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance’ in which the authors demonstrate very high levels of biofilm formation in all catheters but these vary on catheter type: Highlights •Biofilm based catheter associated urinary tract infection is now an […]

Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance

Which type of indwelling urethral catheter for short-term catheterisation?

The recent blog by Sarah Chapman, aimed at nurses, reviews some of the evidence raised in Cochrane’s report on short-term catheterisation. In her blog, Sarah highlights the ineffectiveness of some catheters types in the reduction of CAUTI and also goes on to say that some, increase patient discomfort… So is there an alternative? Camstent are […]

Which type of indwelling urethral catheter for short-term catheterisation?

Biofilms are cause of some Hospital Associated Infections and require managing

The journal authors remind us that ‘biofilm-associated infections depend on host attributes, such as the presence of indwelling medical devices’ (i.e. catheters) ‘or underlying disease, as well as bacterial factors’. They go on to say that an understanding of the physical factors that affect biofilm formation within the body is essential, and summarise by suggesting […]

Biofilms are cause of some Hospital Associated Infections and require managing

Better Hand Hygiene to Combat HAIs?

Is better hand hygiene sufficient to combat HAIs and HAI related deaths? DMD believe their technology-based platform could certainly go along way to help. Read the press release to decide whether this is the solution, or perhaps one of many needed in our hospitals today… “HAIs are a major challenge in the industry, because only […]

Better Hand Hygiene to Combat HAIs?