Asymptomatic bacteriuria in older adults: the most fragile women are prone to long-term colonization

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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Background: The diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in institutionalized older adults is often based on vague symptoms and a positive culture. The high prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU), which cannot be easily discriminated from an acute infection in this population, is frequently neglected, leading to a vast over-prescription of antibiotics. This study aimed to identify subpopulations predisposed to transient or long-term ABU. Methods: Residents in a long-term care facility were screened for ABU. Mid-stream urine samples were collected during two sampling…

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