Randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of various washout policies versus no washout policy in preventing catheter associated complications in adults living with long-term catheters: study protocol for the CATHETER II study

Mohamed Abdel-fattah* (Corresponding Author), Diana Johnson, Lynda Constable, Ruth Thomas, Seonaidh Cotton, Sheela Tripathee, David Cooper, Sue Boran, Konstantinos Dimitropoulos, Suzanne Evans, Paraskeve Granitsiotis, Hashim Hashim, Mary Kilonzo, James Larcombe, Paul Little, Sara MacLennan, Peter Murchie, Phyo Myint, James N’Dow, John NorrieMuhammad Imran Omar, Catherine Paterson, Graham Scotland, Nikesh Thiruchelvam, Graeme MacLennan

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Abstract

Various washout policies are widely used in adults living with long-term catheters (LTC). There is currently insufficient evidence on the benefits and potential harms of prophylactic LTC washout policies in the prevention of blockages and other LTC-related adverse events, such as urinary tract infections. CATHETER II tests the hypothesis that weekly prophylactic LTC washouts (normal saline or citric acid) in addition to standard LTC care reduce the incidence of catheter blockage requiring intervention compared to standard LTC care only in adults living with LTC.
Original languageEnglish
Article number630
Number of pages12
JournalTrials
Volume23
Issue number1
Early online date4 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2022

Keywords

  • Catheter blockage
  • Catheter washout solutions
  • Catheter maintenance solutions
  • Indwelling catheter
  • Long-term catheter
  • Symptomatic catheter-associated urinary tract infection

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