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Urinary Tract Infections
Drinking an additional 1.5 liters per day of water halved the recurrence of UTI in women with a history of at least three episodes per year.
Feb 1, 2019 Issue
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for UTIs in Patients with Neurogenic Bladder [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
Daily antibiotic prophylaxis should not be used in patients with acute and nonacute spinal cord injuries.
A five-day course of nitrofurantoin is significantly more likely than single-dose fosfomycin to achieve both clinical and microbiologic resolution of uncomplicated lower UTI in otherwise healthy adult women.
A recent observational study found that 2.2% of acutely ill children younger than five years met criteria for a UTI when their urine was cultured. However, in the same study, overall clinician impression that a UTI was present (fairly to very certain) identified only 28 out of 60 children with a microbiologically confirmed UTI.
A woman with chronic urine catheterization presented with purple colored urine.
Find out which patients are at risk of recurrent infections, when additional evaluation is warranted, which antibiotic regimens are most effective, and the pros and cons of patient-initiated treatment and antibiotic prophylaxis.
Dec 1, 2013 Issue
Are Cranberry Products Effective for the Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Cranberry products are not effective and should not be recommended for the prevention of UTIs.
Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Optimal Antibiotic Regimen for Treating Lower UTI in Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]
For the afebrile child with a UTI, a short course (three to seven days) of antibiotics is as effective at preventing the recurrence of symptomatic UTI as a long course (seven to 10 days). There is no clear evidence of superiority for any one antibiotic regimen.
This network meta-analysis found that the antibiotics commonly used to treat lower UTI are similar in efficacy, with one exception: amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) is significantly less effective than the others.
May 15, 2013 Issue
Dipstick Urinalysis for the Diagnosis of Acute UTI [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
Approximately two-thirds of women who present with classic symptoms of acute UTI have bacterial infection of the bladder. Dipstick urinalysis moderately improves the accuracy of clinical symptoms in establishing or excluding acute UTI in women.