Author(s): Mateus Ferreira de Siqueira e Silva1, Flávia Cristina Rodrigues de Sena, Ferdinando Agostinho, Karlla Kristinna Almeida Medeiros, Camila Botelho Miguel and Wellington Francisco Rodrigues*
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common type of bacterial infection acquired in a hospital
and may affect the upper (pyelonephritis) or lower urinary tract (cystitis). UTIs associated with bladder
catheterization are extremely common, with infection occurring due to the use of contaminated materials,
lack of aseptic insertion techniques, or prolonged cathe ...