asymptomatic bacteriuria


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asymptomatic bacteriuria

Urology The presence of bacteria in the urine at a level indicating infection without Sx; in ♀ w/ DM, antimicrobial therapy does not ↓ complications. See Cystitis, Too numerous to count.

asymptomatic bacteriuria

Bacteria in the urine without symptoms of urinary tract infection or pyelonephritis. This condition may occasionally precede symptomatic urinary tract infection. It is common in elderly women and in patients with indwelling urinary catheters. In children, it may be a sign of underlying urinary tract abnormalities. Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria is recommended for pregnant women at 12 to 16 weeks' gestation. Antibiotic treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria should be given to pregnant women and to patients scheduled for urological procedures. Screening school-age children is not beneficial.
See also: bacteriuria
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Asymptomatic bacteriuria of pregnancy in Ibadan, Nigeria: a re-assessment.
Preventing the inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria at a community teaching hospital.
Most patients (92%) had asymptomatic bacteriuria before the procedure, while 8% had negative urine cultures.
Table 5 compares pregnancy complications in women with asymptomatic bacteriuria with those in women who had sterile urine cultures: 2 women with asymptomatic bacteriuria had symptomatic urinary tract infection as opposed to only 1 women in the control group, the difference being statistically significant (p = 0.
Thus, screening of asymptomatic bacteriuria is not recommended in these patients (13, 15).
Twenty to 30 percent of pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria subsequently develop pyelonephritis structural urinary tract abnormality.
The second clinically evaluable patient had asymptomatic bacteriuria associated with DNSE, did not receive any antimicrobial therapy, and remained clinically stable.
Several studies have shown the overall prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy to be between 2-7%, (3,5,8-13) but may be as high as 10% in high risk populations.
Asymptomatic bacteriuria is common (70%) in SCI patients under catheterization, with UTI the most frequent complication.
3] Rengards RT: Asymptomatic bacteriuria in sixty-eight diabetic patients.
In total, we examined 420 patients at the age of 18-70 years with the uncomplicated infections of the urological tract from them 43 with acute and 72 chronic pyelonephritis, 109 with sharp and 100 with chronic cystitis, 96 with asymptomatic bacteriuria.

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