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Urological Catheters Market Demand and Growth 2017

According to Apex News, in Technavio’s forecast, the global urological catheters market to grow at a CAGR of 4.91% during the period 2017-2021. The report in the news item, answers these key questions: • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? • What are the key market […]

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 […]

Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Toolkit & Current Preventative Measures…

Most common type of healthcare-associated infection – > 30% of HAIs reported to National Healthcare Safety Network (see https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/about-nhsn/index.html) – Estimated > 560,000 nosocomial UTIs annually • Increased morbidity & mortality – Estimated 13,000 attributable deaths annually – Leading cause of secondary BSI with ~10% mortality • Excess length of stay –2-4 days • Increased […]

Chicago-area VA hospitals post higher infection rates than private peers

Not all medical centers are equal when it comes to reports of catheter associated infections, and it appears that our veterans are suffering more… “A new website unveiled this week by the Department of Veterans Affairs reveals that the Chicago area’s two VA hospitals performed worse than their private-sector peers on two different measures of […]

How bacteria nestle onto catheter surfaces 21 Mar 2017

An important finding that highlights the importance of preventing the initial attachment of bacterial to the catheter surface. Urinary tract infections are the second most common reason for prescribing antibiotics. Yet, in times of increasing antibiotic resistance, the focus moves increasingly to finding alternative forms of treatment. For the prevention and therapy of E. coli […]

Urinary Catheters Market to Get Benefit from Growing Geriatric Population; Expected to Reach US$2.3

Rise in geriatric population along with increasing number of patients with urinary disorders is expected to boost demand for urinary catheters. The report forecasts growth of the global urinary catheters market at a CAGR of 5.1% during the period from 2014 to 2020. The report describes the market landscape and points out the key growth […]

“Pneumonia and urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the biggest infectious reasons for admission to the hospital for older adults,” John Bruza, Geriatrician at Penn Medicine.

Urinary tract infections are a big deal for the elderly, with close to a third of the over 85 age category getting a UTI each year. Older people are at greater risk for serious illness because UTIs are often further along before they are caught and because the elderly often have other health problems that […]

10 per cent of adults in Canadian hospitals has a hospital-acquired infection

The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions has released some concerning statistics with regards to Hospital Acquired Infections in Canadian hospitals…. { About 10 per cent of adults in Canadian hospitals has a hospital-acquired infection. “Approximately 3,200 Ontario patients will die from a hospital-acquired infection in 2017, while about 2,000 people will die in automobile accidents, […]