Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (2009)

Table of abbreviations and definitions.
Abbreviation Meaning
ADL Activities of daily living
APACHE II Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II
ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists
ASB Asymptomatic bacteriuria
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
CAUTI Catheter-associated urinary tract infection
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CFU Colony-forming units
CI Confidence interval
CIC Clean intermittent catheterization
CICU Coronary intensive care unit
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
ED Emergency department
F/U Follow-up
GRADE Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation system
Hb Hemoglobin concentration
HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
H/O History of
HPF High power field
HR Hazard ratio
ICU Intensive care unit
IDR Incidence-density ratio
LOS Length of stay
MDR Multi-drug resistant
MICU Medical intensive care unit
NHSN National Healthcare Safety Network
NIH National Institutes of Health
NS Not significant
OBS Observational controlled study
OR Odds ratio
P P value
PACU Post-anesthesia care unit
PVC Polyvinyl chloride
RCT Randomized controlled trial
RD Risk difference
RH Relative hazard
RR Relative risk
SAPS II Simplified Acute Physiology Score II
SICU Surgical intensive care unit
SR Systematic review
SUTI Symptomatic urinary tract infection
TMP/SMX Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole
TURP Transurethral resection of prostate
UTI Urinary tract infection
VAS Visual analog scale
WMD Weighted mean difference