The potential impact of excluding funguria from the surveillance definition of catheter-associated urinary tract infection.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Funguria rarely represents true infection in the urinary tract. Excluding yeast from the catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) surveillance definition reduced CAUTI rates by nearly 25% in community hospitals and at an academic, tertiary-care medical center.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dicks, KV; Baker, AW; Durkin, MJ; Lewis, SS; Moehring, RW; Anderson, DJ; Sexton, DJ; Chen, LF

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 467 - 469

PubMed ID

  • 25782903

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4405776

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2014.72


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States