UTI - catheter associated; Urinary tract infection - catheter associated; Nosocomial UTI; Health care associated UTI; Catheter-associated bacteriuria
Mild cases of acute
In most cases, treatment can be done on an outpatient basis.
Antibiotics may be used to control the bacterial infection. It is very important that you finish all of your prescribed antibiotics. Commonly used antibiotics include:
- Cephalosporins (such as ceftriaxone or cefepime)
- Fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin or levaquin)
- Penicillins (amoxicillin)
- Quinolones (ciprofloxacin)
Medications to relax the bladder spasms (anticholinergics) may also be given.
Phenazopyridine hydrochloride (Pyridium) may be used to reduce burning and
Surgery is generally not needed for catheter-related urinary tract infection. However, chronic in-body catheters (Foley or suprapubic tube) should be changed every month. Proper sterile techniques must be used.
Increasing the amount of fluids to 2,000 - 4,000 cc per day increases urine flow. This flushes bacteria from the bladder. Avoid fluids that irritate the bladder, such as alcohol, citrus juices, and
Follow-up may include urine cultures to ensure that bacteria are no longer present in the bladder.
Chronic or recurrent urinary tract infection
- Kidney or bladder stones
- Kidney damage or chronic scarring (
- Severe infection of the bloodstream (
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of
If you have cystitis, call if your symptoms get worse if you develop:
- Back or
flank pain Fever Vomiting