Prevalence of uropathogens in catheter associated urinary tract infections and their antimicrobial susceptibility.


  • Muhammad Shahbaz Hussain Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan
  • Umar Khalid Cheema Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan
  • Shomaila Irim Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan
  • Muhammad Sajjad SZMC/SZH, RYK.
  • Mehvis Anwar SZMC/SZH, RYK.
  • Shumaila Raees SZMC/SZH, RYK.



Catheter, Prevalence, Susceptibility, Uropathogen, Urinary Tract Infection


Objective: To assess the bacterial profile for catheter associated UTI and the antimicrobial sensitive to most  commonly used antibiotics in Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Urology Ward of Sheikh Zayed Medical College/Hospital Rahim Yar Khan. Period: 01 February, 2021 to 31 July, 2021. Material & Methods: The urine samples were collected from 100 patients. Clinical and microbiological data were analyzed from patients with CAUTI. Results: A total of 100 patients were included in the study in which 82 samples were positive for bacterial growth and 18 samples did not show growth. Out of 82 strains, E. coli (46) was the most frequently isolated pathogen followed by Klebsiella pneumonia (17), Pseudomonas (10), Proteus (4), Candida (3) and Staphylococci (2). Conclusion: Study concluded that most common cause of UTI was E. coli in catheter associated patients while the meropenem and colistin were the most sensitive drugs of choice.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Shahbaz Hussain, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan

MBBS, M.Phil (Microbiology), Professor Microbiology, 

Umar Khalid Cheema, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan

MBBS, M.Phil (Microbiology), Assistant Professor Pathology, 

Shomaila Irim, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan

MBBS, M.Phil (Physiology), Master in Medical Education, Senior Medical Officer Physiology, 

Muhammad Sajjad, SZMC/SZH, RYK.

MBBS, Medical Officer Pathology, 

Mehvis Anwar, SZMC/SZH, RYK.

MBBS, MCPS, Demonstrator Pathology, 

Shumaila Raees, SZMC/SZH, RYK.

 MBBS, Senior Demonstrator Pathology,