In part, the discordance in the literature stems from the lack of standardization in the definitions of UTI when associated with bacteriuria
The data gathered for each patient were as follows: definition of UTI (symptomatic UTI [SUTI] or asymptomatic bacteriuria
[ASB]), time of injury, hospitalization date, date of UTI diagnosis, length of hospital stay, method of bladder emptying, isolated pathogens, and their susceptibility to antimicrobial agents.
(2,4,12,21) ASYMPTOMATIC BACTERIURIA
(ASB) is the presence of bacteria in a non-contaminated urine specimen without signs and symptoms of UTI.
The objectives of this study were: (i) to evaluate the diagnostic performance of urine microscopy and reagent strip tests in detecting significant bacteriuria
on subsequent urine culture, used as standard; and (ii) to see whether combinations of tests could minimise the need for diagnostic urine cultures.
Evaluation of the leukocyte esterase and nitrite urine dipstick screening tests for detection of bacteriuria
in women with suspected uncomplicated urinary tract infections.
Winquist AG, Orrico MA, Peterson LR: Evaluation of the cytocentrifuge Gram stain as a screening test for bacteriuria
in specimens from spesific patient populations.
" is used to indicate patients with urinary catheters and no symptoms or signs of infection, who are labeled as having asymptomatic bacteriuria
(C-ASB), as well as those who have symptoms (C-UTI).
A small study with multiple interventions found that an antimicrobial catheter with adaptor and trichloroisocyanuric acid was effective in reducing the incidence of catheter associated bacteriuria
Circumcision for the prevention of significant bacteriuria
Recent research conducted by Wing et al in California adds further weight to cranberry's role in UTI health, suggesting daily consumption of cranberry juice may help reduce the incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria
in pregnant women, which affects 5-12% of women and can cause preterm delivery and low birth weight it left untreated.
Reduction of bacteriuria
and pyuria after ingestion of cranberry juice.
1191 reported a 19% rate of bacteriuria
and a 7% rate of pyrexia when an antibiotic prophylaxis was not applied.