- •Catheter insertion in the ward was a risk factor for catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
- •Prolonged catheterization (>4 days) was an independent risk factor for catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
- •Of the isolated bacteria, 82.5% were resistant to various classes of antibiotics.
- •Catheter-associated urinary tract infections should not be empirically treated unless in the context of emergency care.
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