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of 'Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections of the eye, ear, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system'

An outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection associated with contaminated urodynamic equipment.
Yardy GW, Cox RA
J Hosp Infect. 2001;47(1):60.
Seven patients developed Pseudomonas aeruginosa urinary tract infections following urodynamic studies, over a two-month period. One patient developed septicaemia and meningitis and died following rupture of a berry aneurysm. Two others required hospital admission for intravenous antibiotic treatment. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was isolated from a pressure dome which covered the pressure transducer of the urodynamic system used for assessing bladder pressure. The device packaging carried the symbol designating this as a 'single use' product, but as an economy measure, a local decision had been taken to change the device monthly.
Department of Urology, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, Northants, NN16 8UZ, UK.