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Best practices for the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infection in the spinal cord injured population: The Alberta context

Timothy C Hill, Richard Baverstock, Kevin V Carlson, Eric P Estey, Gary J Gray, Denise C Hill, Chester Ho, Rosemary H McGinnis, Katherine Moore, Raj Parmar
Canadian Urological Association Journal 2013, 7 (3-4): 122-30
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The purpose of this review of clinical guidelines and best practices literature is to suggest prevention options and a treatment approach for intermittent catheter users that will minimize urinary tract infections (UTI). Recommendations are based both on evidence in the literature and an understanding of what is currently attainable within the Alberta context. This is done through collaboration between both major tertiary care centres (Edmonton and Calgary) and between various professionals who regularly encounter these patients, including nurses, physiatrists and urologists.

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