Antibiotics Lower UTI Risk in Catheterized Patients

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A new meta-analysis of more than 1,000 hospitalized patients has found that giving antibiotics to catheterized patients may reduce the risk of a urinary tract infection by nearly 6%.

However, the researchers caution that more research is needed to evaluate whether the costs of prescribing antibiotics and other potential downsides outweigh the benefits of antibiotics in catheterized patients.

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