A microbiologic survey of long term care urinary catheters.

P. B. Daly, P. W. Smith, P. G. Rusnak, G. L. Woods

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Culture and sensitivity data were collected on over 500 isolates from indwelling urinary catheters in 23 Nebraska long-term care facilities. Four percent of all nursing home patients had indwelling urinary catheters. The prevalence of bacteriuria in catheterized patients was 79%., and the most frequent isolates were E. coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Enterococcus species. Thirteen percent of catheterized patients were receiving systemic antibiotics, and 85% had at least one urinary bacterial isolate resistant to the antibiotic being administered. Antibiotic resistance correlated positively with a number of factors in the long-term care institutions, including size and skill level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalThe Nebraska medical journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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