Prophylactic Antibiotics on Urethral Catheter Withdrawal
Urinary-tract infection (UTI) is the most common type of hospital-acquired infection (30% of all). The purpose of this study is to determine whether antibiotic prophylaxis for urinary catheter removal is useful at preventing catheter-associated urinary-tract infection.
Urinary Tract Infection
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis on Urethral Catheter Withdrawal: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial|
- Symptomatic bacteriuria
- Asymptomatic bacteriuria
- Antibiotic resistance patterns
|Study Start Date:||January 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2007|
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