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Title: Incidence and Etiology of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection among Admitted Patients at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, South Western Uganda
Authors: Musinguzi, Benson
Kabajulizi, Immaculate
Mpeirwe, Moses
Turugurwa, Joseph
Kabanda, Taseera
Keywords: Urinary Tract Infection
Incidence and Etiology of Catheter
Kabale Regional Referral Hospital
South Western Uganda
Issue Date: Sep-2019
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
Citation: How to cite this paper: Musinguzi, B., Kabajulizi, I., Mpeirwe, M., Turugurwa, J. and Kabanda, T. (2019) Incidence and Etiology of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection among Admitted Patients at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, South Western Uganda. Advances in Infectious Diseases, 9, 183-196.
Abstract: Introduction: Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection is the most common hospital acquired infection worldwide. Urinary Tract Infections among catheterised patients are on rise regardless of antibiotic use and this is due to erratic use of antibiotics, treatment failure, antimicrobial resistance and em- ergency of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase producing bacteria leading to patient distress, increased healthcare costs, long hospital stay and poor patient response to antibiotics. In Uganda, no previous studies have sought to study the burden of CAUTI among catheterized patients, the bacterial pathogens involved and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns yet there is upsurge in antimicrobial resistance of uropathogens. The effective management of patients suffering from Catheter Associated Urinary Tract infection (CAUTI) relays on the identification of uropathogens that cause CAUTI and the selection of an effective antibiotic agent to the uropathen in question. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine incidence, etiology and antibiotic susceptibility pattern among the uropathogens causing Catheter Open Access Associated Urinary Tract Infections among patients with indwelling catheters at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital. Methods: Using a descriptive prospective observational hospital-based study, the study was conducted on 150 catheterized patients recruited from Emergency, Obstetrics and gynecology, Medical, Maternity and Surgical wards at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital between April and May 2019. The urine samples from study participants were processed in Kabale RRH microbiology laboratory as per standard operating procedures.
Description: Benson Musinguzi1,2* , Immaculate Kabajulizi1, Moses Mpeirwe1, Joseph Turugurwa1, Taseera Kabanda1 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda 2Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, Kampala International University, Bushenyi, Uganda
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