Role of Bactiguard Infection Technology in Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

*Corresponding author: Shijina Koliyath, Ravi Kumar Chittoria*, Abhinav Aggarwal, Saurabh Gupta, Chirra Likhitha Reddy, Padmalakshmi Bharathi Mohan and Imran Pathan

Abstract

To study the role of bactiguard infection technology (BIP) in preventing Catheter-associated urinary tract infections. This study was conducted in a tertiary care centre in the Department of Plastic Surgery, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India in the month of August 2019. The study subject was a 55-year-old gentleman with Fournier’s gangrene and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). The Foley’s catheter with BIP technology was used and its role in preventing urinary tract infections (UTI) was studied over a period of 10-days. During the period of the catheter use in our subject, patient did not develop features of urinary tract infections. BIP technology is claimed to be effective in preventing Catheter-associated urinary tract infections but further studies in more individuals is required to validate the same.

Keywords

Bactiguard infection technology (BIP); Catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI); Biofilm.