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Types of urethral catheter for reducing symptomatic urinary tract infections in hospitalised adults requiring short-term catheterisation: multicentre randomised controlled trial of antibiotic and antiseptic impregnated urethral catheters
Project title: Types of urethral catheter for reducing symptomatic urinary tract infections in hospitalised adults requiring short-term catheterisation: multicentre randomised controlled trial of antibiotic and antiseptic impregnated urethral catheters
Research type: Primary Research
Contractor: University of Aberdeen
Co-investigators: Dr Brian Buckley, Dr Katherine Orr, Mr Thomas Lam, Ms Mary Kilonzo, Professor Adrian Grant, Professor Cathryn Glazener, Professor Graeme MacLennan, Professor John Norrie, Professor Kathy Getliffe, Professor Luke Vale, Professor Robert Pickard.
Started: February 2007 | Status: Published December 2012
Trial found no evidence to support the use of silver alloy catheters for short-term catheterisation. The nitrofurazone catheter was not clinically effective and this trial provides no evidence to justify its use. Some evidence for its microbiological effectiveness was found and economic analysis suggested that it might possibly be cost-effective for use in the UK NHS, although there was a high degree of uncertainty
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