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Length of Catheter Use After Hysterectomy as a Risk Factor for Urinary Tract Infection

Karp, Natalie E.; Kobernik, Emily K.; Kamdar, Neil S.; Fore, Amanda M.; Morgan, Daniel M.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: April 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 4 - p 210–211
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000554437.54857.86

(Abstracted from Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2018;24:430–434)

A known risk factor for urinary tract infection (UTI) is placement of an indwelling Foley catheter at the time of hysterectomy. To reduce catheter-associated UTI, it is recommended that catheters be removed as soon as possible after surgery.

Division of Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (N.E.K., E.K.K., N.S.K., D.M.M.), and Office of Performance Assessment and Clinical Effectiveness, Office of Clinical Affairs (A.M.F.), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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