Nursing home residents with suspected urinary tract infections: a diagnostic accuracy study

Last updated on 14-3-2022 by Katrien Latour

Peer reviewed scientific article




Background: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common infections in nursing homes (NHs). A high error rate of a UTI diagnosis based solely on clinical criteria is to be expected in older persons as they often present infections in an atypical way. A study was set up to assess the diagnostic value of signs/symptoms and urine dipstick testing in identifying UTIs in NH residents and to explore whether C-reactive protein (CRP) measured by point-of-care testing (POCT) can help in the diagnosis. Methods: During a three month prospective multicentre study, urine sampl…

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