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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

Call to action: 05/46 Types of urethral catheter for reducing symptomatic urinary tract infections in hospitalised adults

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Professor James N'DowORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0001-5340-0081

Lead Author: Professor Robert PickardORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0001-6151-9031

Contractor: University of Aberdeen

Cost: £1,536,961.60

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

ISRCTN: 75198618

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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