Urinary Tract Infections

Mar 15, 2009 Issue
Recurrent Cystitis in Nonpregnant Women [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

Which interventions prevent further recurrence of cystitis in women experiencing at least two infections per year?

Aug 1, 2008 Issue
Cranberry Products for Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Over a 12-month period, cranberry products decrease the incidence of symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs), especially in women with recurrent UTIs. Optimal dosage and form of administration (juice, tablets, or capsules) is unclear. There are no studies comparing cranberry juice with antibioti...

Sep 15, 2006 Issue
Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults [Article]

A common dilemma in clinical medicine is whether to treat asymptomatic patients who present with bacteria in their urine. There are few scenarios in which antibiotic treatment of asymptomatic bacteruria has been shown to improve patient outcomes. Because of increasing antimicrobial resistance, it is...

Jan 15, 2006 Issue
Treating Adult Women with Suspected UTI [Point-of-Care Guides]

More than 7 million women are diagnosed with urinary tract infections (UTIs) annually, making it one of the most commonly seen conditions in primary care.

Dec 15, 2005 Issue
Urinary Tract Infection in Children [Article]

Up to 7 percent of girls and 2 percent of boys will have a symptomatic, culture-confirmed urinary tract infection by six years of age. Urinary tract infection may be suspected because of urinary symptoms in older children or because of fever, nonspecific symptoms, or failure to thrive in infants. Ur...

Dec 1, 2005 Issue
Duration of Therapy for Women with Uncomplicated UTI [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Three days of antibiotic therapy is as effective as longer courses for treatment of uncomplicated UTIs in women.

Sep 1, 2005 Issue
Urinary Tract Infection in Children [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatment of acute urinary tract infection in children? What are the effects of interventions to prevent recurrence?

Aug 1, 2005 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections [Article]

Most uncomplicated urinary tract infections occur in women who are sexually active, with far fewer cases occurring in older women, those who are pregnant, and in men. Although the incidence of urinary tract infection has not changed substantially over the last 10 years, the diagnostic criteria, bact...

Apr 15, 2005 Issue
Screening for Asymptomaatic Bacteriuria: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) last addressed screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in the 1996 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed., and made the following recommendations: all pregnant women should be screened for asymptomatic bacteriuria using urine culture at 12 to 16 weeks' gestation.

Apr 1, 2005 Issue
Antibiotics for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Prophylactic antibiotics can reduce the number of recurrent UTIs in nonpregnant women while they are taking the medication (relative risk [RR], 0.21; number needed to treat [NNT], 2). No antibiotic was significantly better than others at decreasing the number of UTIs, and all antibiotics caused side...

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