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Diabetic Patient: A Case Study

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Being a diabetic increase this patient risk for UTI by several mechanisms such as the presence of glycosuria, neutrophil dysfunction, phlebitis and neuropathy. Catheter increases my patient's risk for infection because urethral catheters introduce organisms into the bladder and promote growth by providing a surface for bacteria to attach to. While nerve damage is a risk factor because it can causes delayed bladder emptying and urine leakage. My patient also being a female increased her risk for the fact that a women's anatomy put her more at
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