Healthcare associated infections are a major cause of poor outcomes for patients. Approximately one fifth of healthcare associated infections are urinary tract infections, with the majority being catheter associated. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) results in increased patient morbidity and mortality. Complications associated with CAUTI include: cystitis, pyelonephritis, bacteremia, and, in males, prostatitis, epididymitis and orchitis. Less common complications include: endocarditis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and meningitis.
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