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Urinary tract infection related to urinary catheterization: literature integrative review

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Author(s): Pétala Tuani Candido de Oliveira Salvador, Kisna Yasmin Andrade Alves, Rodrigo Assis Neves Dantas, Daniele Vieira Dantas

Journal: Revista de Enfermagem UFPE On Line
ISSN 1981-8963

Volume: 4;
Issue: esp;
Start page: 1204;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: urinary tract | catheters | indwelling | cross infection | infection.

ABSTRACT
Objective: to analyze, through literature, the knowledge produced on Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) related to catheterization, especially in-dwelling urinary catheter (IUC). Methodology: this is an integrative literature review. The review was conducted on the Internet in the BDENF, LILACS, SciELO and MEDLINE databases, using the following keywords: urinary system, catheters delay and hospital infection. We selected: Brazilian studies, from the years 1999 to 2008. Results: 19 studies were selected. The time dimension of the publications ranged from 1999 to 2008, with higher incidence in the year 2007 (5 items = 26%). The studied productions provided some considerations on the following priority topics: the incidence of nosocomial UTI; predominant agent; risk factors; pharmacological treatment and chemoprophylaxis; and prophylactic mechanisms. Conclusion: it was the importance of the issue of ITU for the health / disease process of users and for the finances of the Health System, being essential na embodiment of a new view on the subject by the subject components of health services, especially the hospital to provide care that will allow the accumulation of health.
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