Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is supposedly one of the most common causes of nosocomial infection. However, it's dubious to what extent it is truly a disease. It's increasingly clear that the vast majority of cases of “CAUTI” are likely merely asymptomatic bactiuria, which has been mis-diagnosed as infection (leading to unnecessary treatment and iatrogenic harms).
The IBCC chapter is located here.
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Thanks for this chapter! Do you have a link to how we’d go about diagnosing a “distended bladder” on bedside US?