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The purpose of the study is to determine if the commercially available device called the DOVER™ Silver Foley catheter prevents infections of the urinary tract.
Over 1 million catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) occur annually in U.S. healthcare facilities and account for approximately 40% of the nosocomial infections. This investigation is a multi-center, blinded, prospective, randomized, controlled, parallel comparison of the intervention catheter (Tyco Healthcare DOVER Silver Foley catheter) to a usual care catheter and another commercially available silver-coated catheter. 1000 subjects total will be randomized at the multiple study centers.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Urinary Tract Infections
Standard Latex Foley Catheter, Silver Coated Latex Foley Catheter
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Tyco Healthcare Group
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:48:05-0400
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A milky, product excreted from the latex canals of a variety of plant species that contain cauotchouc. Latex is composed of 25-35% caoutchouc, 60-75% water, 2% protein, 2% resin, 1.5% sugar & 1% ash. RUBBER is made by the removal of water from latex.(From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed). Hevein proteins are responsible for LATEX HYPERSENSITIVITY. Latexes are used as inert vehicles to carry antibodies or antigens in LATEX FIXATION TESTS.
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