Broadcasting from the USA: Certain Factors Increase Risk for UTIs After Radical Hysterectomies

Smoking and using a catheter for more than seven days postsurgery significantly increase the risk for catheter-associated urinary tract infections after radical hysterectomies for cervical cancer, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Alyssa J. Mercadel, M.D., from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and colleagues characterized the rate of and factors associated with catheter-associated urinary tract infections after radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer among 160 patients who had surgery between 2004 to 2020.

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