Efficacy and safety of urinary catheters with silver alloy coating in patients with spinal cord injury: a multicentric pragmatic randomized controlled trial. The ESCALE trial

Bonfill X., Rigau D., Esteban-Fuertes M., Barrera-Chacon J. M. , Jauregui-Abrisqueta M. L. , Salvador S., ...More

SPINE JOURNAL, vol.17, no.11, pp.1650-1657, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.05.025
  • Title of Journal : SPINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1650-1657


BACKGROUND: Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) who carry indwelling urinary catheters have an increased risk of urinary tract infection (UTI). Antiseptic silver alloy-coated (SAC) silicone urinary catheters prove to be a promising intervention to reduce UTIs; however, current evidence cannot be extrapolated to patients with SCI.