NIHR Signal: Longer duration of urinary catheter placement associated with an increase in urinary infection

NIHR Dissemination Centre
NIHR Dissemination Centre
Publication date:
19 December 2019


Expert review of an RCT (148,361 indwelling catheterisations) which found 2.7% of cases developed an infection if catheter was in place at ten days; states urethral catheters reliably facilitate bacteriuria and should be introduced with trepidation.