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Coated Catheters to Reduce Urinary Tract Infections: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: April 30, 2019
Project Number: RB1323-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of coated catheters compared to standard non-coated catheters for patients requiring long-term urinary catheter use for the prevention of urinary tract infections and blockage?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of coated catheters compared to standard non-coated catheters for patients requiring long-term catheter use?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding urinary catheters for patients requiring long-term catheter use?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews, one randomized controlled trial, and one non-randomized study were identified regarding the effectiveness of coated catheters for the prevention of urinary tract infections and blockage. In addition, five evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding urinary catheters for patients requiring long-term catheter use.